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Poems from “Thalatta.”

[The two poems which follow are from a volume called

“Thalatta; a book for the sea-side,” edited by my friend Samuel
Longfellow and myself in 1853.]

I. Calm.

'T is a dull, sullen day,--the dull beach o'er
In rippling curves the ebbing ocean flows;
Along each tiny crest that nears the shore
A line of soft green shadow rises, glides, and goes.

The tide recedes,--the flat smooth beach grows bare,
More faint the low sweet plashing on my ears,
Yet still I watch the dimpling shadows fair,
As each is born, glides, pauses, disappears.

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