The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau
I have heard the mermaids singing to each other. T.S. Eliot
Across the narrow beach we flit, one little sand-piper and I; and fast I gather, bit by bit, the scattered drift-wood, bleached and dry, the wild waves reach their hands for it. The wild wind raves, the tide runs high, as up and down the beach we flit, one little sand-piper and I. Celia Leighton Thaxter
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. Nathaniel Hawthorne
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.
Dixon Lanier Merritt
Why does the ocean rock the moon to sleep every night? So the sun will wake and kiss the beach. J. Henson