by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

The sea lover
Language: English 
I cannot be what the sea is
To you who love the sea,
Its ease of empty spaces,
Its soothing majesty;

To the many moods of the ocean
Go back, for here in me
Is only its sad passion
And changeful constancy.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-10-20
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