— Ben Sherwood, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
„Let your heart look
on white sea spray
and be lonely.
Love is a fool star.
You and a ring of stars
may mention my name
and then forget me.
Love is a fool star.“
— Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967
„Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away!
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!
For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,
Some starless night!“
— Paul Vance American record producer 1929
Song "Catch a Falling Star" (1957)
„Every sleepy light
Must say goodbye
To the day before it dies
In a sea of honey
A sky of honey
Keep us close to your heart
So if the skies turn dark
We may live on in
Comets and stars.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness, star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air.“
— Thomas Bailey Aldrich American poet, novelist, editor 1836 - 1907
„When twilight dews are falling soft
Upon the rosy sea, love,
I watch the star whose beam so oft
Has lighted me to thee, love.“
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
When Twilight Dews.
— Eleanor Farjeon English children's writer 1881 - 1965
Context: He loved her, both for her fault and her redemption of it, more than he had ever thought that he could love her; for he had believed that in their kiss love had reached its uttermost. But love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest.
„We call out into the distance...
Less than a pearl in a sea of stars,
we are a lost island in the shadows.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
„I must down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.“
— John Masefield English poet and writer 1878 - 1967
The first line is often misquoted as "I must go down to the seas again." and this is the wording used in the song setting by John Ireland. I disagree with this last point. The poet himself was recorded reading this and he definitely says "seas".
— Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913
Context: p>Rugged! Rugged as Parnassus! Rude, as all roads I have trod — Yet are steeps and stone-strown passes Smooth o'er head, and nearest God.Here black thunders of my canyon Shake its walls in Titan wars! Here white sea-born clouds companion With such peaks as know the stars!</p "Juanita".
„Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
— Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions
— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Canto I, line 309
„They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.“
— Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems
" And Death Shall Have No Dominion http://www.internal.org/view_poem.phtml?poemID=277", st. 1 (1943)
„Though the dream of love may tire,
In the ages long agone
There were ruby hearts of fire —
Ah, the daughters of the dawn!“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935