So far on Hawthorne`s novels too many emphases have been placed neglecting the side of Hawthorne as a poet. But it can`t be denied that his attitude and intention are poetic ones in that he is perpetually looking for images showing spiritual facts with which he is concerned. His language is poetic, symbolic, and rich like that of a dramatic poet. It has been known that Fanshawe published in 1828 is his first novel. But predating that novel by nearly three years, $quot;The Ocean,$quot; and $quot;Moonlight$quot; appeared in the Gazette, which shows his concern for poetry. Hawthorne wrote mere poems than is commonly known. In 1846 Hawthorne`s religious poem, $quot;Walking on the Sea,$quot; appeared in the book, Scenes in the Life of the Saviour. This poem, based on the Biblical accident(John 6: 16-21), deals with Jesus` disciples on a dark and stormy night, weary from rowing and afraid of a ghost, and Jesus walking on the sea helping them. Hawthorne emphasizes the aspect of God helping the weary and discouraged, saying that His words, $quot;Be not afraid, it is I,$quot; comfort all His disciples in trouble everywhere In a sense the disciples` situation symbolizes men`s ultimate limitation, which Hawthorne solves by inviting the Almighty`s help and depending on apocalyptic vision in the Bible. This vision in this poem has much to do with his vision appearing in his novels through Veil image, Eden image, Antichrist image, and apocalyptic Last Judgment image.