And the tide rises, the tide falls. Darkness settles on roofs and walls, But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Come, possess these shores with me; The wind and seas are troublesome, And here we be free! – Samuel Daniel
We have lingered in chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with sea-weed of red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.
Stars open among the lilies.
Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens?
This is the silence of astounded souls.
I would comb my hair till my ringlets would fall
Low adown, low adown,
From under my starry sea-bud crown
Low adown and around,
And I should look like a fountain of gold
With a shrill inner sound.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
– Shakespeare – The Tempest
Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone. – Lord Byron
Yasmine Kittles, Samantha Watkins and Mimi Michel Photographed in California by Emma Kathan.
Video of Yasmine Kittles by Emma Kathan
Song: Paradise (Instrumental) by Jason Bacher of The Black Pine