Lucy Maud Montgomery

(30 November 1874 – 24 Nisan 1942 / New London)

My Longshore Lass - Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Far in the mellow western sky,
Above the restless harbor bar,
A beacon on the coast of night,
Shines out a calm, white evening star;
But your deep eyes, my 'longshore lass,
Are brighter, clearer far.

The glory of the sunset past
Still gleams upon the water there,
But all its splendor cannot match
The wind-blown brightness of your hair;
Not any sea-maid's floating locks
Of gold are half so fair.

The waves are whispering to the sands
With murmurs as of elfin glee;
But your low laughter, 'longshore lass,
Is like a sea-harp's melody,
And the vibrant tones of your tender voice
Are sweeter far to me.

Comments about My Longshore Lass by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Susan Williams (3/1/2018 3:54:00 PM)

    Lucy Maud Montgomery writes with a magic pen- everything about this poem is sheer perfection, the easy rhymes and the easy rhythm and the easy flow from verse to verse. (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (3/1/2018 3:33:00 PM)

    This is a very Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/1/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    Upon the water! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (3/1/2018 9:41:00 AM)

    How tenderly the tendrils of infatuation bind the reasoning of our mind, blinding us to all beauty, no matter how exquisite compared to the object of our desire. The author with the fine craftsmanship of an Amish woodworker demonstrates the {almost} lost art of precision rhyme to paint ethereal images of nature, yet finds such beauty a pallor in contrast to this poem's object of love. Another stunning tribute to the fleeting vanity of humankind. (Report) Reply

  • Nudershada Cabanes (3/1/2018 3:59:00 AM)

    Excellently penned. The rhyming is exqusite and the imagery is superb. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/1/2018 1:34:00 AM)

    Such an excellent poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »
User Rating:
2,4 / 5 ( 41 votes ) 6

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: sunset, laughter, sea, star, hair, water, wind, sky, night

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]