Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DROWNED SPANIEL, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER



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First Line: The day-long bluster of the storm was o'er
Last Line: Betwixt the rainbow and the golden sea.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Drowning


The day-long bluster of the storm was o'er:
The sands were bright; the winds had fallen asleep:
And, from the far horizon, o'er the deep
The sunset swam unshadow'd to the shore.
High up the rainbow had not pass'd away,
When roving o'er the shingly beach I found
A little waif, a spaniel newly drown'd;
The shining waters kiss'd him as he lay.
In some kind heart thy gentle memory dwells,
I said, and, though thy latest aspect tells
Of drowning pains and mortal agony,
Thy master's self might weep and smile to see
His little dog stretch'd on these rosy shells,
Betwixt the rainbow and the golden sea.





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