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SEA GODS: 3, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: For you will come
Last Line: And cherish and shelter us.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


For you will come,
you will yet haunt men in ships,
you will trail across the fringe of strait
and circle the jagged rocks.
You will trail across the rocks
and wash them with your salt,
you will curl between sand-hills --
you will thunder along the cliff; --
break -- retreat -- get fresh strength --
gather and pour weight upon the beach.
You will draw back,
and the ripple on the sand-shelf
will be witness of your track.
O privet-white, you will paint
the lintel of wet sand with froth.
You will bring myrrh-bark
and drift laurel-wood from hot coasts!
when you hurl high -- high --
we will answer with a shout.
For you will come,
you will come,
you will answer our taut hearts,
you will break the lie of men's thoughts,
and cherish and shelter us.





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