A SEA GHOST
by: Frank Dempster Sherman
- LL night
I heard along the coast
- The sea her grief outpour;
- And with the dawn arose a ghost
- To haunt the furrowed shore.
- And when from out the gray mist rolled
- The sun above the town,
- A shipwrecked sailor came and told
- Of how the ship went down.
- Then did I sudden understand
- The sobbing of the sea;
- And of that white ghost on the sand
- I knew the mystery.
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"A Sea-Ghost" is reprinted
from The Century, vol. 44, issue 1 (May 1892).