Sunrise gilds the crested sea
That mocks grim Oban's might
But at his feet sways sullenly
A ship that died 'the night.
The ocean's breast doth throb no more
For such a wreck as she.
The rocks gnaw at her broken heart;
The sun shines pit'lessly.
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