This poem is an exploration of the natural beauty Wordsworth sees at a port as he is looking out at calm waters. The exposition of this poem reveals a pristine and powerful picture rendered. A sense of calmness pervades as "the sun has couched ans the sea fowl has come to take some rest." This tranquil beauty is continued throughout the first half of the poem. The speaker notes how compelling a change this is from the turbulent and intense nature of the waters, as he argues that when ships and traffic make the waters angry and very intense. This "soothing recompense" is a welcome sight for the speaker. The poem concludes with a praise and a hope that the calmness in front of the speaker will continue, that a moment in time of beauty will always remains.