Charles Hamilton Musgrove

A Mother To The Sea.

Musgrove was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Gertrude (Hamilton) and Henry C. Musgrove. He died in Louisville, and is buried in that city's Cave Hill Cemetery.






You are blue, you are blue like the sky,
Cruel and cold and blue,
And I turn from you, voiceless sea,
To a sky that is voiceless, too.
 
Upward the vast blue arch,
Downward the blue abyss,
With a line of foam where your lips
Meet in a passionless kiss.
 
But the silence is breaking my heart,
And tears cannot comfort me
With God in His cold blue sky,
And my boy in the cold blue sea.

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