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Impressions (Author: Oscar Wilde)



Les Silhouettes

  1. 1] The sea is flecked with bars of grey,
    2] The dull dead wind is out of tune,
    3] And like a withered leaf the moon
    4] Is blown across the stormy bay.
  2. 5] Etched clear upon the pallid sand
    6] The black boat lies: a sailor boy
    7] Clambers aboard in careless joy
    8] With laughing face and gleaming hand.
  3. 9] And overhead the curlews cry,
    10] Where through the dusky upland grass
    11] The young brown-throated reapers pass,
    12] Like silhouettes against the sky.