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Image – Text – Music, 9.10.14

Stormy Sea, Brighton

Painting by John Constable, Stormy Sea, Brighton (1828)

 

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“The Ocean,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

The Ocean has its silent caves,

Deep, quiet, and alone;

Though there be fury on the waves,

Beneath them there is none.

The awful spirits of the deep

Hold their communion there;

And there are those for whom we weep,

The young, the bright, the fair.

 

Calmly the wearied seamen rest

Beneath their own blue sea.

The ocean solitudes are blest,

For there is purity.

The earth has guilt, the earth has care,

Unquiet are its graves;

But peaceful sleep is ever there,

Beneath the dark blue waves.

 

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The War On Drugs, “An Ocean In Between The Waves”

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