“Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me
As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends,
All my dreams, come back to me.
Like the long waves on a sea-beach,
Where the sand as silver shines,
With a soft, monotonous cadence,
Flow its unrhymed lyric lines
In each sail that skims the horizon,
In each landward-blowing breeze,
I behold that stately galley,
Hear those joyful melodies;
Till my soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
Tomorrow Isa and Brant will pledge forever to each other on the edge of a Rhode Island bluff where wee are all hoping and praying the skies part and the sun shines through! I got together with them last Sunday for this adorable Beach engagement session in New Haven to hang out for a bit before their wedding.