Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grey Rocks, and Greyer Sea



Grey rocks, and greyer sea, 
And surf along the shore -- 
And in my heart a name 
My lips shall speak no more.

The high and lonely hills 
   Endure the darkening year -- 
And in my heart endure 
   A memory and a tear. 

Across the tide a sail 
   That tosses, and is gone -- 
And in my heart the kiss 
   That longing dreams upon. 

Grey rocks, and greyer sea, 
   And surf along the shore -- 
And in my heart the face 
   That I shall see no more.



- Charles George Douglas Roberts