Madison Julius Cawein

(1865-1914 / the United States)

A Bit Of Coast - Poem by Madison Julius Cawein

One tree, storm-twisted, like an evil hag,
The sea-wind in its hair, beside a path
Waves frantic arms, as if in wild-witch wrath
At all the world. Gigantic, grey as slag,
Great boulders shoulder through the hills, or crag
The coast with danger, monster-like, that lifts
Huge granite, round which wheel the gulls and swifts,
And at whose base the rotting sea-weeds drag.
Inward the hills are wooded; valley-cleft;
Tangled with berries; vistaed dark with pines;
At whose far end, as 'twere within a frame,
Some trail of water that the ocean left
Gleams like a painting where one white sail shines,
Lit with the sunset's poppy-coloured flame.

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/22/2016 9:10:00 PM)

    ...........an interesting write depicting a tree caught in the midst of a storm...
    and afterwards a gorgeous sunset ★
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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/28/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    I like this poem, its interesting (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012



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