Fading out in dappled shades
Of sunlight and of shadowed grey,
Evening passes into night.
Time is gone and who can say
It ever was, as one more day
Passes from our sight.
As darkness falls upon the sea
Cold stars shine so wild and free
And far away.
Their glimmer lights the darkened dells
And glistens on the white foamed swells
And glows within the smooth sea shells
So far away,
So far away.