Edward Shanks

[War poet] (1892 - 1953 / London / UK)

Edward Shanks Poems

1. The Rock Pool 2/8/2016
2. The Glow Worm 7/30/2016
3. The Beach Of Shells 12/26/2014

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  • Christopher Tye Christopher Tye (3/17/2017 3:26:00 PM)

    Edward Shanks' poetry is among the finest ever created in England and he deserves to far better known then he is at the moment.

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Best Poem of Edward Shanks

The Beach Of Shells

There is a beach upon a western shore
Which those who know it call the Beach of Shells,
For there the secret tides conspire to pour

Yearly a haryest raised in the deep-sea swells,
The empty houses of bright water-things,
In heaps of whorls and cones and fluted bells.

These hither a certain drift of current brings,
And on a bayed shelf in the rock bestows
Year after year their softly shining rings

Of lavender and pearl, umber and rose,
Of iridescent sheen, dim-shaded dun,
Of red that smoulders and of red that glows,

To lie there glistening ...

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