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But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.

H. P. Lovecraft, The White Ship

Shadows of the Sea

The seagull spreads its wings
As foam the ocean brings
From realms so far away
Hides lore within the spray
Wide fields that beckon me
The lure of the wide sea
Out of the South it came
The white ship without name

The captain callíd to me
His words i seemed to know
To realms unknown to you
Come with me, southwards go
Often it would pass
The ship in moonlit night
The night i heeded call
It was so very bright

Across the Oceanís waves
What was and what may be
What secrets there may hide
Within the shadows of the sea

Rosy broke the dawn
Brightly rose the day
Captain, whatís this land
íTis Zar, he then would say
The land of bygone dreams
And thoughts of beauty passed
Spoke he as we passed by
Terraced beauty vast

Way past the Oceanís waves
What was and what may be
What beauty there may hide
Within the shadows of the sea

Ever on I wished to sail
Within the bliss of Sona-nyl
I wishíd not to remain
But onwards to press still
Greater secrets are
And greater horrors too
Beyond the furthest waves
My heart called me to go

The seagull spreads its wings
As salt the ocean brings
From realms so far away
Hides lore within the spray
Those fields they beckon me
The lure of the wide sea
Out of the South no more
Comes the white ship to my shore

Beyond the Oceanís waves
What will and what wonít be
What secrets there may hide
Within the shadows of the sea

Beneath the Oceanís waves
What was and what will be
What horrors that there hide
Within the shadows of the sea

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