Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SHELL, by HERBERT TRENCH



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THE SHELL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a shell out of the asian sea
Last Line: All that I serve to tell!
Subject(s): Shells; Conchology


I AM a shell out of the Asian sea,
But my sad Pearl is gone,
Risen to be Goddess -- Venus green is she
And I cast up alone.

Yet some night shall her brilliance stoop and take
Unto her ear this shell,
And hear the whisper of her own heart-break . . .
All that I serve to tell!





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