Charlotte Mary Mew

(15 November 1869 – 24 March 1928 / London)

Sea Love - Poem by Charlotte Mary Mew

Tide be runnin' the great world over:
'Twas only last June month I mind that we
Was thinkin' the toss and the call in the breast of the lover
So everlastin' as the sea.

Heer's the same little fishes that sputter an swim,
Wi' the moon's old glim on the grey, wet sand;
An' him no more to me mor me to him
Than the wind goin' over my hand.


Comments about Sea Love by Charlotte Mary Mew

  • Susan Williams (8/25/2017 5:34:00 PM)


    Well, that sneaked right up on me and smacked me on the head and I deserved it, thinking this was going to be a yawn to read. Brilliant!
    Heer's the same little fishes that sputter an swim,
    Wi' the moon's old glim on the grey, wet sand;
    An' him no more to me mor me to him
    Than the wind goin' over my hand. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -LOVE THIS!
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  • (8/25/2017 4:28:00 PM)


    In a way this poem sounds like she was writing about an unrequited love for sailor but perhaps she longed for a life at sea... (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/25/2017 10:05:00 AM)


    Very interesting poem.Like to read again and again. Thanks for posting. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (8/25/2017 9:30:00 AM)


    Heer's the same little fishes that sputter an swim,
    Wi' the moon's old glim on the grey, wet sand;
    An' him no more to me mor me to him
    Than the wind goin' over my hand.
    Nice poem. Thanks poet.10.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/25/2017 9:19:00 AM)


    Little fishes! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/25/2017 7:21:00 AM)


    Interesting write. Lovely poem on sea. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • (8/25/2017 2:56:00 AM)


    Using the sea to showcase her love its beautiful and creative (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/25/2017 1:57:00 AM)


    Such an awesome poem.... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/25/2017 12:35:00 AM)


    This is a great little poem for sea lovers. I loved the last stanza.10

    Robert
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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