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Waldo Lydecker: Laura considered me the wisest, the wittiest, the most interesting man she'd ever met. I was in complete accord wi ...
I hear
the tide turning. Last
eager wave over-
taken and pulled back
by first wave of the ebb.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
...
The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
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Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
He was the mark and glass, copy and book,
That fashioned others.
'Tis with my mind
As with the tide swelled up unto his height,
That makes a still-stand, running neither way.
Here is my journey's end, here is my butt
And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.
Thou blind man's mark, thou fool's self-chosen snare,
Fond Fancy's scum and dregs of scattered thought,
...
Words are but air; the pen leaves a mark.
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