Edna St. Vincent Millay

from Second April

These wet rocks where the tide has been,
  Barnacled white and weeded brown
And slimed beneath to a beautiful green,
  These wet rocks where the tide went down
Will show again when the tide is high
  Faint and perilous, far from shore,
No place to dream, but a place to die,”
  The bottom of the sea once more.

There was a child that wandered through
  A giant's empty house all day, -- 
House full of wonderful things and new,
  But no fit place for a child to play!