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Come!
written by Walter de la Mare
Poems (1906) Link to further information




From an island of the sea
Sounds a voice that summons me, —
"Turn thy prow, sailor, come
          With the wind home!"

Sweet o'er the rainbow foam,
Sweet in the treetops, "Come,
Coral, cliff, and watery sand,
          Sea-wave to land!

"Droop not thy lids at night.
Furl not thy sails from flight! . . .'
Cease, cease, above the wave,
          Deep as the grave!

O, what voice of the salt sea
Calls me so insistently?
Echoes, echoes, night and day, —
          "Come, come away!"


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