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By The Seaside : The Lighthouse

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The rocky ledge runs far into the sea,
And on its outer point, some miles away,
The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.

Even at this distance I can see the tides,
Upheaving, break unheard along its base,
A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides
In the white lip and tremor of the face.

And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
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Walterrean Salley 25 November 2016

(The Seaside: The Lighthouse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.) ... 'Sail on! ' it says, 'sail on, ye stately ships! And with your floating bridge the ocean span; Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse, Be yours to bring man nearer unto man! ' ____________________________________ **The poet shares the unique purpose and endurance of the light house.

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