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Dover Beach - Poem by Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the {AE}gean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.


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  • Gold Star - 4,835 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/21/2015 10:59:00 AM)

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  • Rookie - 266 Points Fer Basbas (6/29/2015 11:59:00 AM)

    ignorant armies clash by night (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 664 Points Lokendra Singh (6/22/2015 3:09:00 AM)

    I likes Mathew Arnold's poems since my childhood..... I have grown up by reading his poems... I really loves them and enjoy them..... (Report) Reply

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Poems About Beach

  1. 1. Dover Beach , Matthew Arnold
  2. 2. Evening On Calais Beach , William Wordsworth
  3. 3. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  4. 4. The Beach , Robert Graves
  5. 5. I Saw From The Beach , Thomas Moore
  6. 6. Beach Glass , Amy Clampitt
  7. 7. Beachcomber , Robert William Service
  8. 8. On The Beach , Michael Williams
  9. 9. Hampton Beach , John Greenleaf Whittier
  10. 10. I Thought Of You , Sara Teasdale
  11. 11. In Praise Of Songs That Die , Vachel Lindsay
  12. 12. The Pirates In England , Rudyard Kipling
  13. 13. On The Beach At Fontana , James Joyce
  14. 14. The Haunted Beach , Mary Darby Robinson
  15. 15. On The Beach At Night , Walt Whitman
  16. 16. On The Beach At Night, Alone , Walt Whitman
  17. 17. For Johnny Pole On The Forgotten Beach , Anne Sexton
  18. 18. Fragments From The Beach , Bill Knott
  19. 19. With Kit, Age 7, At The Beach , William Stafford
  20. 20. The Sandpiper , Celia Thaxter
  21. 21. Lassitude , Mathilde Blind
  22. 22. Ebb Tide , Sara Teasdale
  23. 23. Symphonic Studies (After Schumann) , Emma Lazarus
  24. 24. The Storm , Theodore Roethke
  25. 25. A Departure , Rudyard Kipling
  26. 26. The Beach Of Shells , Edward Shanks
  27. 27. The Florida Beach , Constance Fenimore Woolson
  28. 28. The Beach , Weldon Kees
  29. 29. My Garden—like The Beach , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. Mulla Mulla Beach , Judith Beveridge
  31. 31. Beach Glass , Raymond A. Foss
  32. 32. Beach Sand , Raymond A. Foss
  33. 33. Twilight On The Beach , Mary Dow Brine
  34. 34. While Strolling Down The Beach Today , Kenn Nesbitt
  35. 35. Happy Dog , Flying Lemming
  36. 36. A Paumanok Picture , Walt Whitman
  37. 37. The Sun By Amy Boothby - Age 10 Years , Ernestine Northover
  38. 38. On The Seashore , Rabindranath Tagore
  39. 39. Pretty Halcyon Days , Ogden Nash
  40. 40. Down To The Beach , Sylvia Chidi
  41. 41. Somewhere , Linda Harnett
  42. 42. Hymns Of The Marshes. , Sidney Lanier
  43. 43. Show It At The Beach , Shel Silverstein
  44. 44. The Marshes Of Glynn , Sidney Lanier
  45. 45. I Am The Beach... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  46. 46. Beach , shiny shine
  47. 47. Beach Chairs , joyce ebrecht
  48. 48. Memories Of The Beach , David Taylor
  49. 49. Pigeons , Padraic Colum
  50. 50. Aditi In A Dream At Wollongong (A Poem F.. , Sunil Uniyal
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