Poetry of Kansas
 

Serenade of the Sea.

Rushing, swirling,
Leaping, whirling,
The tide comes rising high;
And sings a daily serenade
When sun and moon go by.
 
Evermore, evermore,
I the sea, and you the shore,
Tides of love and ecstasy,
Surge within the heart of me.
 
Dancing, swinging,
Chanting, singing,
Symphonious song of sea;
Attuned to nature's vibrant chords,
In perfect harmony.
 
Evermore, evermore,
I the sea, and you the shore,
When the moon unfolds above,
Stronger grow my tides of love.

 
Heart outpouring,
Murmuring, soaring,
The song waves fill the shore;
And sea shells echo down the years,
The sea song o'er and oer.
 
Evermore, evermore,
I the sea, and you the shore,
Deep in ever changing tides,
Eternal melody abides.

__Lena Beard Clendening

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 29
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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