Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

The Old Swimmer


I OFTEN wander on the beach
Where once, so brown of limb,
The biting air, the roaring surf
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  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (4/28/2014 6:25:00 PM)

    Great reminiscent of good old summer days of refreshing swims and adventure! Much enjoyed. Like the repetition of Other swimmers will Wonderful, moving figurative imagery of the surf! Overall a reflection at peace and content. Very nice. What warm and comfortable sands Dreaming in the sun. How lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 711 Points Michelle Claus (4/28/2014 11:12:00 AM)

    It is small comfort to become old and limited. Admirably, the poet does not express jealousy of the new, able-bodied swimmers. He conveys melancholy and serenity about the tides of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 711 Points Michelle Claus (4/28/2014 11:12:00 AM)

    It is small comfort to become old and limited. Admirably, the poet does not express jealousy of the new, able-bodied swimmers. He conveys melancholy and serenity about the tides of life. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,054 Points Francis Lynch (4/28/2014 7:10:00 AM)

    it sucks getting old. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,695 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/28/2014 2:36:00 AM)

    A nice poem for easy reading and reciting. very nice indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 218 Points Manonton Dalan (4/28/2012 5:08:00 AM)

    hmmm... still refreshing godd memories how fitting walking the beach (Report) Reply

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