by Adela Florence Nicolson, née Cory (1865 - 1904), as Laurence Hope

Surf Song
Language: English 
My little one, come and listen
    To the calling of the sea'
And watch how the wet sands glisten
    Where the surf has left them free'
As thou and the wind together,
    Shall frolic along the strand;
Thy feet as light as a feather
    Will hardly dent the sand'

Unwind the veils that enfold thee'
    Thou never wast shy with me;
The sea will rejoice to hold thee'
    The stars will delight to see'
The beauty thou shalt discover
    Oh, Morning Star of my heart'
Will dazzle even thy lover
    Who knows how fair thou art!


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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-07
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