Songs of the Common Day, and Ave!

An Ode for the Shelley Centenary

by Charles G.D. Roberts


 

GREY ROCKS AND GREYER SEA


 

GREY rocks, and greyer sea,
    And surf along the shore—
And in my heart a name
    My lips shall speak no more.

The high and lonely hills

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    Endure the darkening year—
And in my heart endure
    A memory and a tear.

Across the tide a sail
    That tosses, and is gone—

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And in my heart the kiss
    That longing dreams upon.

Grey rocks, and greyer sea,
    And surf along the shore—
And in my heart the face

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    That I shall see no more.