Poems of Felicia Hemans in Forget Me Not, 1829/To the Sea
From The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science, Vol. 13, December 1828,
The Forget Me Not, page 144
From the Forget Me Not.
TO THE SEA.
Thou glorious sea! more pleasing far
When all thy waters are at rest,
And noonday sun or midnight star
Is shining on thy waveless breast.
More pleasing far, than when the wings
Of stormy winds are o'er thee spread,
And every billowy mountain flings
Aloft to heaven its foaming head.
Yet is the very tempest dear,
Whose mighty voice but tells of thee;
For, wild or calm, or far or near,
I love thee still, thou glorious sea!