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BURIAL AT SEA, by            
First Line: In all the wide unrest that is the sea
Last Line: Behind the soundless dark of final bars.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Burials; Ocean


In all the wide unrest that is the sea,
Where glint of starlight mocks the dark-lined deep
And mourning tides forever onward sweep,
One quiet Thing holds death's austerity.
The waters lift a somber lid and flee
To shape a grave where none may come to weep;
Where starkness broods, and icy depths will keep
The sunken Treasure guarded tirelessly.

There is no grave so wide and deep as this,
Nor any eyes so cold as these bright stars
That look on blindly. In its vast abyss
The Ocean seals in ageless ebon jars
The prize of death, to hoard with avarice
Behind the soundless dark of final bars.





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