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Poem by Charles Kingsley


The Summer Sea


Soft soft wind, from out the sweet south sliding,
Waft thy silver cloud webs athwart the summer sea;
Thin thin threads of mist on dewy fingers twining
Weave a veil of dappled gauze to shade my babe and me.

Deep deep Love, within thine own abyss abiding,
Pour Thyself abroad, O Lord, on earth and air and sea;
Worn weary hearts within Thy holy temple hiding,
Shield from sorrow, sin, and shame my helpless babe and me.



Charles Kingsley


Charles Kingsley's other poems:
  1. The Red King
  2. Dartside, 1849
  3. The Sands of Dee
  4. Airly Beacon
  5. Palinodia


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