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William Ernest Henley (Уильям Эрнст Хенли)


Echoes. 17. The Sands Are Alive with Sunshine


The sands are alive with sunshine,
   The bathers lounge and throng,
And out in the bay a bugle
   Is lilting a gallant song.

The clouds go racing eastward,
   The blithe wind cannot rest,
And a shard on the shingle flashes
   Like the shining soul of a jest;

While children romp in the surges,
   And sweethearts wander free,
And the Firth as with laughter dimples . . .
   I would it were deep over me!

1875

William Ernest Henley's other poems:
  1. Rhymes and Rhythms. 10. Midsummer Midnight Skies
  2. Rhymes and Rhythms. 12. Some Starlit Garden Grey with Dew
  3. Ballade of the Toyokuni Colour-Print
  4. Echoes. 20. The Surges Gushed and Sounded
  5. Rhymes and Rhythms. 20. The Shadow of Dawn


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