AUDIO: "The Marshes of Glynn," by Sidney Lanier

Set in Glynn County, the poem begins with a rhythmic description of the thick marsh as the narrator feels himself growing and connecting with the sinews of the marsh itself. As his vision expands seaward, he recognizes that the marshes and sea, in their vastness, are the expression of God's greatness and are filled with power and mystery. Read by David Bottoms.

Audio by Georgia Public Broadcasting and New Georgia Encyclopedia. 

Courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries