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Impression du Voyage (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. 1] The sea was sapphire coloured, and the sky
    2] Burned like a heated opal through the air;
    3] We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair
    4] For the blue lands that to the eastward lie.
    5] From the steep prow I marked with quickening eye
    6] Zakynthos, every olive grove and creek,
    7] Ithaca's cliff, Lycaon's snowy peak,
    8] And all the flower-strewn hills of Arcady.

    9] The flapping of the sail against the mast,
    10] The ripple of the water on the side,
    11] The ripple of girls' laughter at the stern,
    12] The only sounds:—when 'gan the West to burn,
    13] And a red sun upon the seas to ride.
    14] I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!