by Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)

Sea‑shell, Sea‑shell
Language: English 
Sea-shell, Sea-shell,
Sing me a song, oh! Please!
A song of ships, and [of]1 sailormen,
[And]2 parrots, and tropical trees;
Of islands lost in the Spanish Main,
Which no man ever may [find]3 again,
Of fishes and corals under the waves,
And seahorses stabled in great green caves.
[Oh,]4 Sea-shell, Sea-shell,
Sing of the things you know so well.

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3 Grier: "see"
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