From the Library: On the Sea

On the Sea

It keeps eter­nal whis­per­ings around
Des­o­late shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thou­sand Cav­erns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shad­owy sound.
Often ’tis in such gen­tle tem­per found,
That scarce­ly will the very small­est shell
Be moved for days from where it some­time fell.
When last the winds of Heav­en were unbound.
Oh, ye! who have your eye­balls vexed and tired,
Feast them upon the wide­ness of the Sea;
Oh ye! whose ears are dinned with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloy­ing melody—
Sit ye near some old Cav­ern’s Mouth and brood,
Until ye start, as if the sea nymphs quired!

~ John Keats

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at . Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

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