by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

When I was down beside the sea
Language: English 
When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
  To dig the sandy shore.

My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
  Till it could come no more.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-11-27
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