The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
And Algy waits… and wonders just how many tides will rise and fall before the colours fade away.
[From The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.]