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The Poem "The Secret of the Sea"-A San Diego Boating Experience

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Purchase Artwork Dr. Murad Abel Boats have been a fascination for a lot of people throughout history. The boat is the primary long-distance transportation vehicle since the beginning of society. The photographs of boats taken below were from Shelter Island which has a number of nice lookout spots, parks, and other activities.  Perhaps a poem will help you understand the fascination people have with boats and the sea.   The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me  As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. Sails of silk and ropes of sandal, Such as gleam in ancient lore; And the singing of the sailors, And the answer from the shore! Most of all, the Spanish ballad Haunts me oft, and tarries long, Of the noble Count Arnaldos And the sailor's mystic song. Like the long waves on a sea-beach, Where the sand as silver shines, With a soft, monotonous cadence, Flow