Treasure Island

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

The Sea Limits


Consider the sea's listless chime;
Time's self it is, made audible -
The murmur of the earth's own shell.
Secret continuance sublime
Is the sea's end: our sight may pass
No furlong further. Since time was,
This sound hath told the lapse of time.

No quiet, which is death's -it hath
The mournfulness of ancient life,
Enduring always at dull strife.
As the world's heart of rest and wrath,
Its painful pulse is in the sands.
Last utterly, the whole sky stands
Grey and not known, along its path.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: sea, sky, death, time, world, heart, life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Sea Limits by Dante Gabriel Rossetti )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. थिरिँ बिरिँ #13, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. Duty, Obligation, love-optional, Mr. Nobody Nothing
  3. Need not stuff, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Lonely Hearts, Sandra Feldman
  5. Strikethrough, Foster Teegarden
  6. How the Masters Roll~, Mr. Nobody Nothing
  7. Hidden Love~, Mr. Nobody Nothing
  8. broken heart, jaquesha webb
  9. In My Head, Foster Teegarden
  10. Love is Splattered Everywhere!, Mr. Nobody Nothing

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]