Ariel's Song

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Come unto these yellow sands,
     And then take hands:
Curtsied when you have, and kiss'd
     The wild waves whist,
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear.
     Hark, hark!
     The watch-dogs bark.
     Hark, hark! I hear
     The strain of strutting chanticleer
     Cry, Cock-a-diddle-dow.

Full fathom five thy father lies;
     Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
     Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.