Victor Marie Hugo

(26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885 / Besancon / France)

The Ocean's Song - Poem by Victor Marie Hugo

We walked amongst the ruins famed in story
Of Rozel-Tower,
And saw the boundless waters stretch in glory
And heave in power.

O Ocean vast! We heard thy song with wonder,
Whilst waves marked time.
"Appear, O Truth!" thou sang'st with tone of thunder,
"And shine sublime!

"The world's enslaved and hunted down by beagles,
To despots sold.
Souls of deep thinkers, soar like mighty eagles!
The Right uphold.

"Be born! arise! o'er the earth and wild waves bounding,
Peoples and suns!
Let darkness vanish; tocsins be resounding,
And flash, ye guns!

"And you who love no pomps of fog or glamour,
Who fear no shocks,
Brave foam and lightning, hurricane and clamour,--
Exiles: the rocks!"


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  • (9/28/2013 3:56:00 AM)


    Do you know where I can find the original french version of The Ocean's Song? ? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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