Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONNET TO THE CURLEW, by HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS



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SONNET TO THE CURLEW, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soothed by the murmurs on the sea-beat shore
Last Line: And seem the symbol of my present woe.
Subject(s): Birds; Curlews; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


Soothed by the murmurs on the sea-beat shore,
His dun-gray plumage floating to the gale,
The Curlew blends his melancholy wail,
With those hoarse sounds the rushing waters pour --
Like thee, congenial bird! my steps explore
The bleak lone sea-breach, or the rocky dale,
And shun the orange bower, the myrtle vale,
Whose gay luxuriance suits my soul no more.
I love the ocean's broad expanse, when dressed
In limpid clearness, or when tempests blow;
When the smooth currents on its placid breast
Flow calm as my past moments used to flow;
Or, when its troubled waves refuse to rest,
And seem the symbol of my present woe.





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