Trumbull Stickney Sea Poems

  • 1.
    These are my murmur-laden shells that keep
    A fresh voice tho' the years be very gray.
    The wave that washed their lips and tuned their lay
    Is gone, gone with the faded ocean sweep,
  • 2.
    Leave him now quiet by the way
    To rest apart.
    I know what draws him to the dust alway
    And churns him in the builder's lime:
  • 3.
    There lies a somnolent lake
    Under a noiseless sky,
    Where never the mornings break
    Nor the evenings die.
  • 4.
    Alone on Lykaion since man hath been
    Stand on the height two columns, where at rest
    Two eagles hewn of gold sit looking East
    Forever; and the sun goes down between.
  • 5.
    Only once more and not again--the larches
    Shake to the wind their echo, "Not again,"--
    We see, below the sky that over-arches
    Heavy and blue, the plain
  • 6.
    I used to think
    The mind essential in the body, even
    As stood the body essential in the mind:
    Two inseparable things, by nature equal
  • 7.
    By such an all-embalming summer day
    As sweetens now among the mountain pines
    Down to the cornland yonder and the vines,
    To where the sky and sea are mixed in gray,
  • 8.
    And, the last day being come, Man stood alone
    Ere sunrise on the world's dismantled verge,
    Awaiting how from everywhere should urge
    The Coming of the Lord. And, behold, none
Total 8 Sea Poems by Trumbull Stickney

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