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What says the sea little shell?

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 "What says the sea, little shell?
What says the sea?
Long has our brother been silent to us,
Kept his message for the ships,
Awkward ships, stupid ships.
" "The sea bids you mourn, O Pines, Sing low in the moonlight.
He sends tale of the land of doom, Of place where endless falls A rain of women's tears, And men in grey robes -- Men in grey robes -- Chant the unknown pain.
" "What says the sea, little shell? What says the sea? Long has our brother been silent to us, Kept his message for the ships, Puny ships, silly ships.
" "The sea bids you teach, O Pines, Sing low in the moonlight; Teach the gold of patience, Cry gospel of gentle hands, Cry a brotherhood of hearts.
The sea bids you teach, O Pines.
" "And where is the reward, little shell? What says the sea? Long has our brother been silent to us, Kept his message for the ships, Puny ships, silly ships.
" "No word says the sea, O Pines, No word says the sea.
Long will your brother be silent to you, Keep his message for the ships, O puny pines, silly pines.
"

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