by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
MORE POEMS BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
- pace the sounding sea-beach and
- How the voluminous billows roll and run,
- Upheaving and subsiding, while the sun
- Shines through their sheeted emerald far unrolled,
- And the ninth wave, slow gathering fold by fold
- All its loose-flowing garments into one,
- Plunges upon the shore, and floods the dun
- Pale reach of sands, and changes them to gold.
- So in majestic cadence rise and fall
- The mighty undulations of thy song,
- O sightless bard, England's Maeonides!
- And ever and anon, high over all
- Uplifted, a ninth wave superb and strong,
- Floods all the soul with its melodious seas.