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The final paragraph of Under the Sea-wind by Rachel Carson (1941, New York: Simon & Schuster, p. 162.)
And as the eels lay offshore in the March sea, waiting for the time when they should enter the waters of the land, the sea, too, lay restless, awaiting the time when once more it should encroach upon the coastal plain, and creep up the sides of the foothills, and lap at the bases of the mountain ranges.
Sage Gateshead, June 2016
As the waiting of the eels off the mouth of the bay was only an interlude in a long life filled with constant change, so the relation of sea and coast and mountain ranges was that of a moment in geologic time.
Scottish Poetry Library, April 2016
For once more the mountains would be worn away by the endless erosion of water and carried in silt to the sea, and once more all the coast would be water again, and the places of its cities and towns would belong to the sea.
Durham Book Festival, September 2015
Belonging to the sea: freestyle chorus from Durham Book Festival