Brave Sea

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Brave sea rushing up the shore

Like a warrior throwing

Wild arms around his bride

Whispering Love I’m going

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Loud sea sounding on the shore

Mad with love’s commotion

Now I hear his footsteps go

Far out on the ocean

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Thus I’ve seen thee fickle sea

Bold advances making

And the broken hearted land

Thy caresses taking

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And I’ve seen the weary land

Throw thee back with scorning

Casting off at set of day

What she loved at dawning

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Fickle sea and fickle land

For each other yearning

Ever parting on the strand

Ever still returning

-from the poem “On the Connecticut Shore” by Elizabeth H. Jocelyn Cleaveland

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