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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Генри Уодсворт Лонгфелло)


The City and the Sea


The panting City cried to the Sea,
"I am faint with heat,--O breathe on me!" 

And the Sea said, "Lo, I breathe! but my breath
To some will be life, to others death!" 

As to Prometheus, bringing ease
In pain, come the Oceanides, 

So to the City, hot with the flame
Of the pitiless sun, the east wind came. 

It came from the heaving breast of the deep,
Silent as dreams are, and sudden as sleep. 

Life-giving, death-giving, which will it be;
O breath of the merciful, merciless Sea? 



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's other poems:
  1. Chaucer
  2. Einar Tamberskelver
  3. The Skerry of Shrieks
  4. Bishop Sigurd at Salten-Fiord
  5. To the River Charles


Poems of another poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Emily Johnson (Эмили Джонсон) The City and the Sea ("To none the city bends a servile knee")

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