we are that moment when waves topple over one another in their rush to the shore. we are that transformation from sea to foam. we are the tide rising, and we are the tide falling. in one word, we are oceanic.

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but mostly, we are an online literary journal publishing poetry based off of, inspired by, and mimicking henry wadsworth longfellow"s "the tide rises, the tide falls."the dream is to someday publish a print anthology, but for now, feel free to lie back, scroll through, and stretch out in the sand (literally or figuratively) as you read our poetry.


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The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls


By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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.

Darkness settles on roofs and walls,

But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;

The little waves, with their soft, white hands,

Efface the footprints in the sands,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls

Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;

The day returns, but nevermore

Returns the traveller to the shore,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.


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we want your poetry, whatever that means to you. our only requirement is that it is at least loosely based on henry wadsworth longfellow's poem "the tide rises, the tide falls" in structure, theme, or subject.

do beware that our publishing software doesn't handle formatting very well, so think twice before you submit a work heavily dependent on visual presentation. for an example of what the display would look like, we'd encourage you to look at the page of "ghost ship" by charlotte oliver. (sommos.net/read/ghost-ship)

we consider submissions on a rolling basis. reprints are welcome, as long as you own the right to do so. simultaneous submissions are allowed as well, and if you need to withdraw your piece for any reason, please email us immediately. we retain the right to feature your work on our website indefinitely, in any audio and visual formats, and (hopefully) in a future print anthology. everything else is yours :)

unfortunately, we aren't able to pay authors at this time; however, we will actively promote your writing and nominate for awards like best of net and pushcart.

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if you do not receive a response from us within two weeks, please notify us via email.