by Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)

In the hush of the autumn night
Language: English 
In the hush of the autumn night
I hear the voice of the sea,
In the hush of the autumn night
It seems to say to me --

Mine are the winds above,
Mine are the caves below,
Mine are the dead of yesterday
And the dead of long ago!

And I think of the fleet that sailed
From the lovely Gloucester shore,
I think of the fleet that sailed
And came back nevermore;

My eyes are filled with tears,
And my heart is numb with woe --
It seems as if 'twere yesterday,
And it all was long ago!

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