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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Housman's sea

Oh billows bounding far
How wet, how wet you are!

When first my gaze ye met
I said “Those waves are wet.”

I said it and am quite
Convinced that I was right.

Who said those waves are dry?
I give that man the lie.

Thy wetness, oh thou sea
Is wonderful to me.

It agitates my heart
To see how wet thou art.

No object I have met
Is more profoundly wet.

Methinks were vain to try
Oh sea, to wipe thee dry.

I therefore will refrain.
Farewell, thou humid main.

From his letters. 

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