Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804-1864 / the United States)

The Ocean - Poem by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.

Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.
The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.


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  • Kim Robin Edwards (4/9/2012 6:56:00 PM)

    There is peace underneath that Ocean Blue! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010



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