Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/In War-Time—Gazing Seaward

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Poems, Volume II by Florence Earle Coates
In War-Time—Gazing Seaward

IN WAR-TIME

GAZING SEAWARD

BREAKERS that beat against the shore
 With pulsing throb and angry roar
And multitudinous meanings evermore,—
Ye are to me as souls untaught of pain,
 That bent upon a fruitless quest
Still dash themselves 'gainst barrier laws in vain;
 But, oh, beyond your tumult and unrest,
Is Ocean like the Everlasting Will,—
So vast, so deep, so still!