It was a house by the sea

With a long oak table and 20 high backed chairs.

It was a house by the sea,

And the ocean poured in through the high windows

(windows) that towered above the watcher

(windows) that swept away over the tangled reeds and bleak stretch of beach

(windows) that framed a sky of hammered iron and let in the rush of brine

while wild horses ran across the cool, grey sand.