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La Mer (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. 1] A WHITE mist drifts aoross the shrouds,
    2] A wild moon in this wintry sky
    3] Gleams like an angry lion's eye
    4] Out of a mane of tawny clouds.
  2. 5] The muffled steersman at the wheel
    6] Is but a shadow in the gloom;—
    7] And in the throbbing engine-room
    8] Leap the long rode of polished steel.
  3. 9] The shattered storm has left its trace
    10] Upon this huge and heaving dome,
    11] For the thin threads of yellow foam
    12] Float on the waves like ravelled lace.