Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ONCE BY THE PACIFIC, by ROBERT FROST

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First Line: The shattered water made a misty din
Last Line: "before god's last ""put out the light"" was spoken."
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Pacific Ocean; Seashore; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Beach; Coast; Shore

The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in,
And thought of doing something to the shore
That water never did to land before.
The clouds were low and hairy in the skies
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
The sand was lucky in being backed by cliff,
The cliff in being backed by continent.
It looked as if a night of dark intent
Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
Someone had better be prepared for rage.
There would be more than ocean water broken
Before God's last "Put out the light" was spoken.

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