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THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign
Last Line: Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!
Subject(s): Mollusks; Nautilus (shell); Religion; Sea; Theology; Ocean

THE NAUTILUS, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Venus, take this shell, / offering of a bride!
Last Line: Dread and dear.
Subject(s): Nautilus (shell)