The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

Original Text: 
The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with Bibliographical and Critical Notes, Riverside Edition (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1890), III, 254-55. PS 2250 E90 Robarts Library.
1The tide rises, the tide falls,
2The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
3Along the sea-sands damp and brown
4The traveller hastens toward the town,
5    And the tide rises, the tide falls.
6Darkness settles on roofs and walls,
7But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;
8The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
9Efface the footprints in the sands,
10    And the tide rises, the tide falls.
11The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
12Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
13The day returns, but nevermore
14Returns the traveller to the shore,
15    And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Publication Start Year: 
1880
Publication Notes: 
In Ultima Thule
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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