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Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Morning along Shore


Hark, oh hark the elfin laughter
All the little waves along,
As if echoes speeding after
Mocked a merry mermans song! 

All the gulls are out, delighting
In a wild, uncharted quest
See the first red sunshine smiting
Silver sheen of wing and breast! 

Ho, the sunrise rainbow-hearted
Steals athwart the misty brine,
And the sky where clouds have parted
Is a bowl of amber wine! 

Sweet, its cradle-lilt partaking,
Dreams that hover oer the sea,
But the lyric of its waking
Is a sweeter thing to me! 

Who would drowze in dull devotion
To his ease when dark is done,
And upon its breast the ocean
Like a jewel wears the sun? 

Up, forsake a lazy pillow! 
Calls the sea from cleft and cave,
Ho, for antic wind and billow
When the morn is on the wave!



Lucy Maud Montgomery


Lucy Maud Montgomery's other poems:
  1. Companioned
  2. In the Days of the Golden Rod
  3. The Seeker
  4. Memory Pictures
  5. In an Old Town Garden


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