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THE LONELY ISLE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in a distant bay, deeply hidden
Last Line: Where those curved arms shut in a tranquil sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Claudius Claudianus
Subject(s): Calm; Death; Solitude; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Dead, The; Loneliness


DEEP in a distant bay, deeply hidden
There is an island far away from me
Which lulls the tumbling waves to dreamy quiet;
And there steep cliffs against the water's riot
Stand up, and to their shelter ships are bidden,
Where those curved arms shut in a tranquil sea.





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