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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Sound Of The Sea

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Sound Of The Sea - Read by Alan Davis-Drake

    The Sound Of The Sea
    by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

    The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep,
    And round the pebbly beaches far and wide
    I heard the first wave of the rising tide
    Rush onward with uninterrupted sweep;
    A voice out of the silence of the deep,
    A sound mysteriously multiplied
    As of a cataract from the mountain's side,
    Or roar of winds upon a wooded steep.
    So comes to us at times, from the unknown
    And inaccessible solitudes of being,
    The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul;
    And inspirations, that we deem our own,
    Are some divine foreshadowing and foreseeing
    Of things beyond our reason or control.