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First Line: Sea waves are green and wet
Last Line: For the one more cast off shell.
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Poetry & Poets; Seashore; Ships & Shipping; Beach; Coast; Shore

Sea waves are green and wet,
But, up from where they die,
Rise others vaster yet,
And those are brown and dry.

They are the sea made land,
To come at the fisher town
And bury in solid sand
The men she could not drown.

She may know cove and cape,
But she does not know mankind
If by any change of shape,
She hopes to cut off mind.

Men left her a ship to sink:
They can leave her a hut as well;
And be but more free to think
For the one more cast off shell.

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