The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveler hastens toward the town, And the tide rises, the tide falls. Darkness settles on roofs and walls, But the sea, the sea [in darkness]1 calls; The little waves, with their soft, white hands Efface the footprints in the sands, And the tide rises, the tide falls. The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls; The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveler to the shore. And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Two songs of the sea
Song Cycle by G. T. Francis
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- by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), "The tide rises, the tide falls", from Ultima Thule, first published 1880 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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1 Stöhr: "in the darkness"
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