The Chambered Nautilus BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SR.

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This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,
Sails the unshadowed main,—
The venturous bark that flings
On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings
In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,
And coral reefs lie bare,
Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.

Its webs of living gauze no more unfurl;
Wrecked is the ship of pearl!
And every chambered cell,
Where its dim dreaming life was wont to dwell,
As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell,
Before thee lies revealed,—
Its irised ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed!

Year after year beheld the silent toil
That spread his lustrous coil;
Still, as the spiral grew,
He left the past year’s dwelling for the new,
Stole with soft step its shining archway through,
Built up its idle door,
Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more.

Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee,
Child of the wandering sea,
Cast from her lap, forlorn!
From thy dead lips a clearer note is born
Then ever Triton blew from wreathèd horn!
While on my ear it rings,
Through the deep caves of thought, I hear a voice that sings:—

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift season roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!

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 2 years ago 

Hi. You have violated image copyright.

The poem is not yours too. Just don't copy others' work.

The original poem: https://poets.org/poem/chambered-nautilus

The image is a copyright-free image and I was always using the source of the Poems but forget this time. I hope you can understand it was a mistake and count it my first mistake and I will try not to publish more poems here. Now I always post my own content thank you.

 2 years ago 

You are saying copyright-free image but where is the source link of the image? You should know where ever you upload any image and if the image is not yours then you must mention the source of that image.

The Images were from pixabay where everything is copyright free and can be used without any souce sir

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