The sea (at Tenby)

The seabirds mewled and swooned, unnerved, it seemed, by the spectacle of the vast bowl of water, bulging like a  blister, lead-blue and malignantly agleam.

Banville, John (2005). The sea, p. 3

The sea which lies before as I write glows rather than sparkles in the bland May sunshine.

Murdoch, Idris (1978). The sea, The  Sea, p. 1

The sea washes away all the ills of men

Euripide


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