The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Darkness settles on roofs and walls,
But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveller to the shore,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Against the Tide
Sea DefencesRemnantsThe Old Barge PierEbb and FlowSafe HeavenThe WallInto the SeaThe Path of Light
Time Passing
In Line

Deep in the night
I climb the stairway to the sea
And pretend you are there beside me
I see us there upon the stairway to the sea
Where the mist softly kissed two lovers
Hiding from others our love by the sea

Johnny Mathis

Stairway to the Sea

Let’s swim to the moon
Let’s climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side.

Jim Morrison 

No Time for a Swim
Walk on the WaterTread CarefullyOn the RocksBreakwater Ribs

 “Life is like the sea. Its tides and currents sometimes take a man to distant shores that he never dreamed existed.”
Jocelyn Murray

Beyond the Curving Side
Crumbling AwayHolding Back the SeaCan You See the Sea?Empty PromenadeStillness After The RainChained

“The winds, the sea, and the moving tides are what they are. If there is wonder and beauty and majesty in them, science will discover these qualities… If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.”
Rachel Carson

Blue Storm
Past GloryRemnantsKeep OffNo Entry

You are here
With me by my side
Where the tides endlessly fall and rise

You are here
With me by timeless sea
And that is all that matters to me

Vanda Ralevska

Silent Pool
Pool Blue IPool Blue II

I have to find a place to hide
An island in the sea
Surrounded by a racing tide
Where I can live with me

Laurie Matthew

VanishingThe End Of The JourneySoundlessA Spot of YellowIn the Stillness of the HarbourLost Together

Blue Calm

“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”

John F. Kennedy

The Sea of BlueWeathering the StormWeathered and WornNo Way BackSubmergedWalk of Light

the most
beautiful tide

is the sweep
of your heart
against mine.

Sanober Khan

Morning Calm

“You cannot stop the tides from changing. No matter how determined you are.”
Brandon Sanderson

F a c e b o o k
F l i c k r
I n s t a g r a m
T u m b l r