Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

XXXII


 

Love, lift your longing face up through the rain! 
In the white drench of it over the hills, 
Blurring remembrance and quieting pain, 
Stretch the strong hands of the sea.

Love, lift your longing face up through the rain!

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In the bleak rote of it through the far hills, 
Rhythmed to joy and untarnished of pain, 
Calls the great heart of the sea.