by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

February 
Language: English 
I am lustration, and the sea is mine!
  I wash the sands and headlands with my tide;
My brow is crowned with branches of the pine;
  Before my chariot-wheels the fishes glide.
By me all things unclean are purified,
  By me the souls of men washed white again;
E'en the unlovely tombs of those who died
  Without a dirge, I cleanse from every stain.

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