Sorrentolens

Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

The Sound of the Sea

with 5 comments

Early Morning

The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep,
And round the pebbly beaches far and wide
I heard the first wave of the rising tide
Rush onward with uninterrupted sweep;
A voice out of the silence of the deep,
A sound mysteriously multiplied
As of a cataract from the mountain’s side,
Or roar of winds upon a wooded steep.
So comes to us at times, from the unknown
And inaccessible solitudes of being,
The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul;
And inspirations, that we deem our own,
Are some divine foreshadowing and foreseeing
Of things beyond our reason or control.

== Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Written by sorrentolens

August 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

5 Responses

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  1. Wonderful photo, especially with the early morning light.

    The Sluice Box

    August 2, 2010 at 1:07 am

    • Glad you like it Aaron – the original shot didn’t look very good at all – but I saw some potential in it. Topaz Adjust and then more tweeking and it came out pretty good, I think. Thanks for stopping by.

      sorrentolens

      August 2, 2010 at 7:02 am

  2. Nice shot!

    digitalphotoalbum

    August 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm

  3. Really peaceful image and the poem by Longfellow certainly conveyed your effect of this photo.

    Preston

    August 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

  4. Lovely scene.

    gerryrosser

    November 20, 2010 at 10:03 am


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