- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 30
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‘T is better to sit here beside the sea,
Here on the spray–kissed beach,
In silence, that between such friends as we
Is full of deepest speech.