Sunday, September 27, 2009

TC: Keats on Shipboard, September 1820


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The Seashore: Leon Dabo, c. 1900 (Detroit Institute of Arts)

Twilight, a few white clouds about and a few stars blinking

The sweet signals that guide me to this unknowingness,
The waters ebbing and the Horizon a Mystery,
Sea surface calm and strange fish circling below in green

And violet shadows at the turning of the tide,
A sense of a kind of quiet submarine growth
Of darkness in the deeper, outer channels,
With my last English evening coming on.

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