Blog Poetry

The Oceans Song By Victor Hugo

WE walked amongst the ruins famed in story

Of Rozel-Tower,

And saw the boundless waters stretch in glory

And heave in power.

O Ocean vast! We heard thy song with wonder,

Whilst waves marked time.

“Appear, O Truth!” thou sang’st with tone of thunder,

“And shine sublime!

“The world’s enslaved and hunted down by beagles,

To despots sold.

Souls of deep thinkers, soar like mighty eagles!

The Right uphold.

“Be born! arise! o’er the earth and wild waves bounding,

Peoples and suns!

Let darkness vanish; tocsins be resounding,

And flash, ye guns!

“And you who love no pomps of fog or glamour,

Who fear no shocks,

Brave foam and lightning, hurricane and clamour,–

Exiles: the rocks!”

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