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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.

Comments about Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

  • Freshman - 585 Points Jeanie Leyba (7/4/2016 4:25:00 AM)

    That was really good and beautiful well written (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Freshman - 652 Points John Maxwell (5/23/2016 2:25:00 PM)

    Dover Beach is a downright insight into the Bards of old, an you my friend are just one
    of them. Great write and I like your sentence structure.
    John Maxwell (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 288 Points Reshma Elza Ulahannan (3/27/2016 2:54:00 AM)

    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,
    my favourite lines
    very good poem on beautiful the topic
    Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
    Retreating, to the breath (Report) Reply

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Poems About Beach

  1. 1. Dover Beach , Matthew Arnold
  2. 2. On The Beach At Night , Walt Whitman
  3. 3. On The Beach At Night, Alone , Walt Whitman
  4. 4. I Saw From The Beach , Thomas Moore
  5. 5. On The Beach At Fontana , James Joyce
  6. 6. The Beach , Robert Graves
  7. 7. Fragments From The Beach , Bill Knott
  8. 8. The Haunted Beach , Mary Darby Robinson
  9. 9. Beachcombing On A Beach Of Desire...A Be.. , DEEP DARK SOUL POET
  10. 10. Beach, Beach , gajanan mishra
  11. 11. Evening On Calais Beach , William Wordsworth
  12. 12. The Beach , Weldon Kees
  13. 13. With Kit, Age 7, At The Beach , William Stafford
  14. 14. My Juhu Beach Walk , Rajaram Ramachandran
  15. 15. The Lonely Beach , Linda Harnett
  16. 16. My Garden—like The Beach , Emily Dickinson
  17. 17. Kallundborg Church ( From The Tent On Th.. , John Greenleaf Whittier
  18. 18. The Changeling ( From The Tent On The Be.. , John Greenleaf Whittier
  19. 19. On Holding A Granite Pebble Found On The.. , Pete Crowther
  20. 20. My Tanka...The Beach Shells , john tiong chunghoo
  21. 21. Omaha Beach , Herbert Nehrlich
  22. 22. Nude Beach Rookie , Chuck Audette
  23. 23. On The Beach , Adryan Rotica
  24. 24. Beauty And The Beach , Faith Elizabeth Brigham
  25. 25. Mother At The Beach, 1939 , Max Reif
  26. 26. Alone On A Beach , hazem al jaber
  27. 27. A Time At The Beach , Donna Nimmo
  28. 28. A Hot Summer's Beach Day! , Michael Gale
  29. 29. 23 Fitzroy Road, Beach Boys 1 , DAVID GERARDINO
  30. 30. Zuma Beach , Herbert Nehrlich
  31. 31. Down To The Beach , Sylvia Chidi
  32. 32. Beach After Storm , Michael Shepherd
  33. 33. Skegness Beach, Still No Closure , Not Long Left
  34. 34. Beach Cleanup , Chuck Audette
  35. 35. I Like Long Walks On The Beach And Sunsets , Ted Sheridan
  36. 36. ! Jewels Of The Beach , Michael Shepherd
  37. 37. Beauty On The Beach , Liilia Talts Morrison
  38. 38. Angel Of The Arenaceous Beach , Michael Fischer
  39. 39. On The Beach , David Harris
  40. 40. The Beach , David Taylor
  41. 41. Travel Haiku-Flamenco Beach (Puerto Rico) , john tiong chunghoo
  42. 42. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cenang Beac.. , john tiong chunghoo
  43. 43. Little Girl On The Beach , sandy nobody
  44. 44. At The Beach , Atef Ayadi
  45. 45. Feelings: Day At The Beach , Margaret Alice
  46. 46. A Morning In North Beach, San Francisco , Max Reif
  47. 47. (019) Walking Along The Beach In N.. , Melvina Germain
  48. 48. (.....01july13) Seal Beach Pier , Max Reif
  49. 49. (017) Kites Flying At The Beach , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  50. 50. Love Felt On A Universal Beach, That Str.. , Michael Gale
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