Why I love thee?
       Ask why the seawind wanders,
Why the shore is aflush with the tide,
Why the moon through heaven meanders
Like seafaring ships that ride
On a sullen, motionless deep;
       Why the seabirds are fluttering the strand
         Where the waves sing themselves to sleep
            And starshine lives in the curves of the sand!

Why I Love Thee? by Sadakichi Hartmann

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