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First Line: Having lived here so long, she
Last Line: When she was done.
Subject(s): Birds; Sea; Water; Ocean

Having lived here so long, she,
Being what she was, the daughter
Of a man who drowned at sea,
Talked like water.

To her speech water gave
Something that was not in words:
As you hear the lonely wave
In sea-birds.

She, whom none could quite possess,
Washed cool with salt and sun,
Took the sea like a caress
When she was done.

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