|Bay and Ocean|
You are a bay, by rolling hills encircled,
Your tempting shores a tangle of verdant growth,
Your waves and whitecaps glistening in the sun.
I am the passionate, upsurging ocean
That daily freshens, replenishes, and sustains
Your beauteous being with far-ranging waters
From all the continents and seven seas.
Into and through you I in rapture flow,
Past your protecting islets, infiltrating
Through dark and sunless subterranean channels
Where wavy sea-weeds soft caress the currents.
O shining bay, you are my lovely bride;
And in our intimate intermingling
We fully, constantly possess each other,
By day, by night, in storm, in soothing calm,
Beneath the sun, beneath the starry sky,
And merge as one in Nature's harmony.
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