The oyster, the sea dwelling oyster
Why does it is never desire to ascend
Or to seek the sun above?
The oyster, the deep-dwelling oyster
Perhaps does desire to ascend
To seek the shine above

But...

The oyster, the dark-dwelling oyster
Fall, and clings, and condescend
To sunk treasures in love

The oyster, the sea-dwelling oyster
Does not what it should to ascend
So to attain the light above