susys running away to sea

"The rigors (sic) of an expeditionary lifestyle"

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Poetry and other things

You’ll remember me, when the west wind blows …
Oh western wind, when wilt thou blow?
The small rain down shall rain.
Christ, that my love were in my arms
And I in my bed again.
14 century, Anon
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21st continued …
The wind is increasing strongly over the afternoon - it’s still warm, but we could be staying here tomorrow. After supper, J put a couple of angels down the anchor line to increase the holding power of the CQR.
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Mark Twain, who wrote an awful lot of really good stuff:
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such trifling investment of fact." Ahead of his time.
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Stevie Smith, about the ironies and absurdities of life:
"I was much further out all my life
And not waving, but drowning."
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Also, Byzantium, by C P Cavafy - journey of life
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