The Sands Of Dee Poem by Charles Kingsley

The Sands Of Dee

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1 "O Mary, go and call the cattle home,
2 And call the cattle home,
3 And call the cattle home
4 Across the sands of Dee";
5 The western wind was wild and dank with foam,
6 And all alone went she.

7 The western tide crept up along the sand,
8 And o'er and o'er the sand,
9 And round and round the sand,
10 As far as eye could see.
11 The rolling mist came down and hid the land:
12 And never home came she.

13 "Oh! is it weed, or fish, or floating hair--
14 A tress of golden hair,
15 A drownèd maiden's hair
16 Above the nets at sea?
17 Was never salmon yet that shone so fair
18 Among the stakes on Dee."

19 They rowed her in across the rolling foam,
20 The cruel crawling foam,
21 The cruel hungry foam,
22 To her grave beside the sea:
23 But still the boatmen hear her call the cattle home
24 Across the sands of Dee.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 01 June 2014

..........a wonderful classic poem....enjoyed every line....

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Abigail Sparks 18 November 2015

I learnt this poem over 30yrs ago and have been reciting it to my kids. It's a great feeling to be able to recite it with more confidence. A great poem!

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Janice Rushforth-lee 03 April 2017

My father used to recite this pne many years ago

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Saji Manuel 27 June 2021

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Saji Manuel 27 June 2021

My father Late MANUAL M A translated this poem into Malayalam.

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Stan Poon 16 January 2020

Learnt to recite this poem in 1950. Such wonderful memories

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Sir Mirghani 16 June 2017

This magnificent piece of literarture was taught to Sudan intermediate school students!

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Janice Rushforth-lee 03 April 2017

I remember father telling me this one many years ago

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