Short Declamation Piece: The City In The Sea

| October 17, 2009 | 26 Comments

the city in the sea poem declamationThis Poem can be use as declamation piece with proper deliberation of speech and gestures.

 

Lo! Death has reared himself a throne
In a strange city lying alone
Far down within the dim West,
Where the good, the bad, and the worst and the best
Have gone to their eternal rest.
There shrines and palaces and towers
(Time-eaten towers that tremble not)
Resemble nothing that is ours
Around, by lifting winds forgot
Resignedly beneath the sky
The melancholy waters lie.

No rays from the holy heaven come down
On the long night-time of that town;
But light from out the lurid sea
Streams up the turrets silently
Gleams up the pinnacles far and free –
Up domes – up spires – up kingly halls –
Up fanes – up Babylon – like walls –
Up shadowy long – forgotten bowers
Of sculptured ivy and stone flowers –
Up many and many marvelous shrine
Whose wreathed friezes intertwine
The viol, the violet, and the vine
Resignedly beneath the sky
The melancholy waters lie.
So blend the turrets and shadow there
That seem pendulous in the air
While from a proud tower in the town
Death looks gigantically down.

There open fanes and gaping graves
Yawn level with the luminous waves:
But not the riches there that lie
In each idol’s diamond eye –
Not the gaily-jeweled dead
Tempt the waters from their bed:
For no ripple curl, alas!
Along the wilderness of glass –
No swellings tell that winds may be
Upon some far-off happier sea –
No heaving hints that winds have been
No seas less hideously serene.

But lo, a stir is in the air!
The wave – there is a movement there!
As if the towers had thrust aside,
In slightly sinking, the dull tide –
As if their tops had feebly given
A void within the filmy Heaven.
The waves have now a redder glow –
The hours are breathing faint and low –
And when, amid no earthly moans,
Down, down that town shall settle hence,
Hell, rising from a thousand thrones,
Shall do it reverence.

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  1. angel anne ancheta says:

    ang habaaaaaaaaaaaaa naman hahaha……

  2. REIKA says:

    henaw..hirap kaya ememorise…hahai….

  3. Caren'z says:

    Ang ganda sana pero ang haba nmn

  4. joneil says:

    grabe naman talga ang haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaababa 102 dekada pa c guro ako makaka saulo nito……………………
    cguro ipapraktis ko nalang 2 sa langit habang naglalakad……

  5. gem says:

    grabe naman

  6. lezra says:

    ahh…. gosh its so very very very long!! i am the second one who will present on monDaY!!!

  7. marco says:

    its too long to memorise!!!\
    hehehe

  8. niko says:

    habbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbba nmn ng declamation na yan sobra………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  9. marie says:

    grabe ang haba…….naman………grabe

  10. princess says:

    short ba yan??

  11. vanie.... says:

    over naman yan na declamation oi…. :)

  12. erica says:

    :p…..weeeh?

  13. wewxszz says:

    hina nyo naman

  14. catherine says:

    okey sana but its too long and malalim ang english mabobore ang manonood.

  15. Clarence says:

    oo nga totoo sinabi ni syoti mga unang pilipino talaga mga mahihina talaga kayo weak WEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. marc says:

    ang hhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaa naman kala ko ba short lang wew

  17. anton says:

    hirap maka hanap ng declamayion na maikli

  18. gerald says:

    haba naman nyan grabehan. . . .magdudugo utak ko dyan hahaha

  19. gerald says:

    yan na ba ang short nila???haha

  20. Nica says:

    MyGally!!!!! SHORT yan????

  21. Jed says:

    Ang haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaba!
    ano bayan!

  22. danielyn tuazon says:

    ang haba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  23. secret says:

    grabee naman sabi nila short lang pero ang grabeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. SeCReT says:

    ang HHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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