Hart Crane quotes

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Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge
The dice of drowned men's bones he saw bequeath
An embassy.
This fabulous shadow only the sea keeps.
they are brown and soft,
And liable to melt as snow.
There are no stars to-night
But those of memory.
His thoughts, delivered to me
From the white coverlet and pillow,
Scatter these well-meant idioms
Into the smoky spring that fills
I could never remember
That seething, steady leveling of the marshes
Till age had brought me to the sea.
There, beyond the dykes
It grazes the horizons, launched above
The seagull's wings shall dip and pivot him,
Shedding white rings of tumult, building high
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