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Visions on the Sea

April 17, 2010
By Adari SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
Adari SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes,to make it possible.

Among the sea-steeds manes he saw
A vision born aloft;
A delicate form in the frothy foam,
Ethereal beauty soft,
Yet hard and strong as the crashing waves
In the towering heart of the storm,
Who ken only the speech of cliffs and beach
And never have known careworn.

No earthly being, but a sea-god’s dream,
From the distant shores of the fae;
Where the naiads play in the whispering waves
And the ages come down to the days.

It looked at him, the spirit did, with eyes
Like an island dawn;
And then away, like a wisp of breeze,
The splendid thing was gone.

In the lonely reach of distant seas
The waves forever roll;
And the ocean spirits dance so free
In the bright dawn’s golden glow;
Beautiful as the water itself, whitecaps
And calm, deep blue;
Untamed as the sky and distant as stars,
Such is the wave-fae’s tune.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece because I love the ocean, and was also inspired after reading "Smoke From This Altar" by Louis L'Amour.

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