THE TIDE RISES, THE TIDE FALLS

Having listened the day long to the ceaseless rolling whisper of the waves here in Naples, is it any wonder that the poem, thus named and written by Longfellow, should become affixed in my mind? A further wonder is the fact that I studied it 50 years ago in Ms. Reichert’s Del-Val English class. Ah, the power of well-chosen words !

Do yourself the favor of googling The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It’s very brief, but see if the verses don’t have you feeling the rhythm of the waves.

One thought on “THE TIDE RISES, THE TIDE FALLS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.