Jurgis Baltrušaitis

(May 2, 1873 – January 3, 1944 / Lithuania)

The Surf


The day's wild ocean sings and thunders,
And beats against the fatal shore,
This breaker with dumb sorrow sunders,
And these like laughing victors roar,
Their sheen – one joy of vernal wonders,
Their sheen – vast winter's shining hoar.

In wrath triumphant forward swinging,
The lifted billow calls and fails,
A joyous giant shouting, singing,
Its voice the voice of sounding gales,
Its glory in the sunlight flinging,
Whose noonday glow it holds and hails.

Across the sea, now lightly foaming,
Another rears, that stirs the deep,
And floods the shore with the silence gloaming;
Morose and slow it seems to creep
Like one who drops, worn out with roaming,
From his bent back a fatal heap.

Each moment new, with changing power,
The surf is thundering alone.
Now idle, now it seems to lower,
Hymning a sylence all unknown,
Like a dark heart asleep, – for hour
On hour in restless monotone.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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

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 Surf by Jurgis Baltrušaitis )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. All Things will Die, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  10. 'Hope' is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Just To Encourage You To Hold On, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. I Will Seek For You, Edward Kofi Louis
  3. Under The Apple Tree, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Spiced Wine, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Innocent Wishes, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. Come And See II, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Office, orifice!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Like A Baby, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. Tears Of Love II, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. Pumpkin Pie, Ima Ryma
[Hata Bildir]