“All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters,” James Joyce (1907)

All day I hear the noise of waters Making moan, Sad as the sea-bird is, when going Forth alone, He hears the winds cry to the waters’ Monotone. The grey winds, the cold winds are blowing Where I go. I hear the noise of many waters Far below. All day, all night, I hear them …

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Orbiting

Descending down the high dome of the sky that curves eternity into eyes that in glory see the light of all the spheres come – Manifested of oceans subtle, and bent by endless attraction into round realms of living action where drama and death orbit and roll On and on never ceasing never letting the …

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‘The Kraken,’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1830)

Below the thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And far away into the sickly light, From many a wondrous grot and secret cell Unnumbered …

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The Peak

Up the mountain’s track I went To find my way to home. The peak, it stands seductive, Makes my heart throb and beat. The triangle of its slope – A diagram of being. Draws against gravity Lingering on heights supreme – No more ways to climb. Before death digs your grave And puts you low …

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