Archive for June 16th, 2013

Sunday, 16 June 2013

The Seaside: In and Out of Season by Charles Tennyson Turner

In summertime it was a paradise
Of mountain, frith, and bay, and shining sand;
Our outward rowers sang towards the land,
Followed by waving hands and happy cries:
By the full flood the groups no longer roam;
And when, at ebb, the glistening beach grows wide,
No barefoot children race into the foam,
But passive jellies wait the turn of tide.
Like some forsaken lover, lingering there,
The boatman stands; the maidens trip no more
With loosened locks; far from the billows’ roar
The Mauds and Maries knot their tresses fair,
Where not a foam-flake from th’ enamored shore
Comes down the sea-wind on the golden hair.


Date: 1873

By: Charles Tennyson Turner (1808-1879)