I find myself at the extremity of a long beach.
How gladly does the spirit leap forth,
and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep!
A greeting and a homage to the Sea!
I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me,
and bathe my brow.
That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome.
His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.