Friday, March 19, 2010
Making This Blog Better
I have been enjoying the comments from readers in recent days...well, always! This blog would be the poorer without the comments section. And along with the comments there are often references to music, art, literature, movies, websites which can enrich the rest of us.
From yesterday's blog on oceans Johnny made mention of the Save our Seas Foundation. Check out the website by clicking http://www.saveourseas.com/articles/articles/articles.
Laurie made reference to a favourite poem called Sea Fever:
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume,
and the sea-gulls crying.
I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
By John Masefield (1878-1967).(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)
I particularly like the second stanza.
The other day Deb told us she was off to a concert by musician Kate Rusby. Here is Kate's website http://www.katerusby.com/
Keep the comments coming, and those of you who tell me that you appreciate the comments but don't write -- come over to the dark side!