Sea Song of the Exiles

Dear land, farewell!
Waves surge and swell.
Dear land, farewell, —
Blue sky!

Farewell, white cot whence the ripe grapes fall,
Gold blooms that bask on the mossy wall!

Dear land, farewell!
Hill, plain, and dell!
Dear land, farewell, —
Blue sky!

Dear land, farewell!
Waves surge and swell.
Dear land, farewell, —
Blue sky!

Farewell, betrothed, with the pure, pale brow;
’Neath sombre heaven dark billows we plough.

Dear land, farewell!
In thee our loves dwell;
Dear land, farewell, —
Blue sky!

Dear land, farewell!
Waves surge and swell.
Dear land, farewell, —
Blue sky!

Our eyes, whose tears all brightness blot,
Leave the dark wave for a darker lot!

Dear land, farewell!
In our heart’s a knell.
Dear land, farewell, —
Blue sky!
Victor Marie Hugo

Winter….Imperial Beach, Calif, USA
Dedicated to Dvorah and Jim

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Comments

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Dear land, farewell!
    Hill, plain, and dell!
    Dear land, farewell, —
    Blue sky!

    Dear land, farewell!
    Waves surge and swell.
    Dear land, farewell, —
    Blue sky!

    From Sea Songs of the Exiles…

    Victor Marie Hugo

  • Angelika  Vogel
    Angelika Vogelabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful scene and colours, Gena!!

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture and writing

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    Just beautiful, Gena, and so nicely composed.

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 1 year ago

    What a gorgeous shot…love the light and color and the pier….wonderful Gena!

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Gena and so colourful.

  • Janone
    Janoneabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous picture, and a very nice poem. Good job, Gena.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    beautiful light, great shot xx

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neunerabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful! So calming and peaceful!

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 1 year ago

    What beautiful words so fitting for this image and vice versa. Very moving.

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