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Poem by Clinton Scollard


A Sea Scene


  From rim to shimmering rim the sea
  Is burnished like chalcedony.

  The waves that set their lips to land
  Scarce make a murmur on the sand.

  The ships appear to poise between
  Two voids of opalescent sheen.

  Aye, here eternal calm seems set
  In bland beatitude, and yet

  A single potent hour, aye, less,
  Can change this placid loveliness,

  And cause, where life smiles fair and fain,
  The raging demon death to reign!



Clinton Scollard


Clinton Scollard's other poems:
  1. Muckross
  2. The Spectral Rowers
  3. Bag-Pipes at Sea
  4. The Wind and the Sea
  5. At Killybegs


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