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Stephen Crane - The ocean said to me once

The ocean said to me once,
"Look!
Yonder on the shore
Is a woman, weeping.
I have watched her.
Go you and tell her this --
Her lover I have laid
In cool green hall.
There is wealth of golden sand
And pillars, coral-red;
Two white fish stand guard at his bier.

"Tell her this
And more --
That the king of the seas
Weeps too, old, helpless man.
The bustling fates
Heap his hands with corpses
Until he stands like a child
With a surplus of toys."

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 38. The ocean said to me once
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Poem of the Day: Feb 11 2005

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 13th, 2012 at 4:28 AM.
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Swiss @ 12:40Winston Churchill frequently wkelad around naked, and received very many diplomats, generals, political consultants, and leaders of other nations as well as his own, in his bathroom in a state of total undress.Bad hijab.

Yoorgos from Ghana
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 12th, 2010 at 5:52 PM.

This poem is beautiful. a woman weeps, sure her love is dead, but with no proof. The sea comments on how the god of the sea buried him in a beautiful place, and he weeps too, unable to change fate. Fate kills so many, and leaves them in his hands...and he can do nothing but weep along

Jordan from United States

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