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Grey rocks and greyer sea

Language: English

Grey rocks, and greyer sea,
    And surf along the shore --
And in my heart a name
    My lips shall speak no more.
The high and lonely hills
    Endure the darkening year --
And in my heart endure
    A [memory]1 and a tear.
Across the tide a sail
    That tosses, and is gone --
And in my heart the kiss
    That longing dreams upon.
Grey rocks, and greyer sea,
    And surf along the shore --
And in my heart the face
    That I shall see no more.

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Confirmed with The Collected Poems of Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, edited by Desmond Pacey, Wolfville, NS: The Wombat Press, 1985, pages 137-138

1 Cave-Browne-Cave, Tamblyn: "mem'ry"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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