A poet stands on the shore of his hometown, musing on how familiar the shores are. He notes the fields to the side of the shore and the ever-present tide. He becomes seized by a feeling of inspiration and unity with the land and the ocean, even with the people who, like himself, wander along both. But then he's seized by something else: a deep existential crisis. He feels like nature is chastising him for taking pride in his work. But this feeling fades as he continues to walk, and he finds a sense of peace and unity by feeling one with everything and everyone in nature. In the end, he even addresses God, telling Him about his revelation.