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First Line: The gray sea and the long black land
Last Line: Than the two hearts, beating each to each.
Variant Title(s): Meeting;night And Morning
Subject(s): Innocence; Love; Night; Sea; Seashore; Bedtime; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE gray sea, and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startling little waves, that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed in the slushy sand.

Then a mile of warm, sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross, till a farm appears:
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts, beating each to each.




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