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SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 21, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: All the zest of all the ages
Last Line: From the sea.
Subject(s): Sea

All the zest of all the ages
Shimmers in my sea-bird's wing,
Flickering above the surges
Of the sea.
All the quiet of the ages
Slumbers in my sea-bird's wing,
Where it settles down the verges
Of the sea.
All the questing soul's behesting
Pent and freed in one white wing,
Joying there above the dirges
Of the sea.
Be thou, sweetheart, such a sweetheart!
All the valour of the spring
Crowds thy pulses with the urges
Of the sea;
Till this drench of joy, thou sweetheart,
Fills the spaces of the spring,
And the large fresh night emerges
From the sea.

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