Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BOATS IN A MARINA ON THE OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

A poem for you today, but first this is a marina we visited in the Outer Banks.  We had just had lunch in one of the restaurants nearby. I thought the moored boats made a pretty photo, and I went looking for a poem.

Becalmed 
by 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Becalmed upon the sea of Thought
Still unattained the land is sought,
My mind with loosely hanging sails
Lies waiting the auspicious gales.

On either side, behind, before,
The ocean stretches like a floor,
A level floor of amethyst,
Crowned by a golden dome of mist.

Blow, breath of inspiration, blow.
Shake and uplift this golden glow,
And fill the canvas of the mind
With wafts of thy celestial wind.

Blow, breath of song, until I feel
The straining sail, the lifting keel,
The life of the awakening sea,
Its motion and its mystery.

Thanks for looking and 
have a great day.






42 comments:

  1. Lovely scene - and the poem fits well.

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  2. Hello Denise, I enjoyed that beautiful poem. It complements perfectly your photograph. The water is very nearly totally calm, only a slight ripple as can be seen in the reflections.
    Reading the poem I began to think that just how very much a sailor, or someone who sails regularly, must enjoy those words put together so beautifully.
    Lovely to catch up once more. Hugs xx

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    1. Hello Sue, I am happy you enjoyed and it is a beautiful poem. Hugs from me xx

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    1. Obrigado :) envio um abraço e um desejo para uma boa semana.

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  4. At first I thought you were going to write a poem. Have you ever, Denise?

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    1. I have tried a few poems Valerie, but it has been a long time :)

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  5. Hello Denise, it is a beautiful photo and view! The poem is perfect! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

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  6. Love the photos and great words. Have a fab day Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, so glad. You have a great day too :)

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  7. Beautiful scene and lovely thoughts in the poem.
    Why am I thinking that the wind will
    "Huff and puff and blow your boat away." lol

    I just jot down the first thing that pops in my mind. :(

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  8. this is a spectacular and oh so awesome photo of the boats and water. love it. also love the poem and it fits perfectly and I am not usually a poetry lover

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the photo and the poem Sandra :)

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  9. You found a great poem to go along with the photo.

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  10. Beautiful photo. It looks like a painting.

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  11. The picture is so beautiful! Especially the reflection in the water! And the clouds, and the color of the water. Just everything is perfect. I would frame and hang it somewhere. I like the poem!

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  12. Hi Denise,
    Super image, appears a wonderful lazy day, but love the words, well found.
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Hi John, it was a lovely lazy day. Glad you enjoyed :)

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  13. The reflections in the photo were wonderful, Denise, and the poem was a great accompaniment too. I agree with Ginny that the photo would make a wonderful print to display.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, it was a perfect day. Perhaps I will do as you and Ginny suggest.

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  14. Beautiful poem and perfect for the photo.

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  15. I agree with your readers, Denise, this photo looks like a painting. Longfellow's poem is beautiful. The mystery of the sea--so lovely.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, sometimes when I take a photo I don't realize how much I like it until seeing it on a larger screen. I love boats and water, they are a lovely combination of visuals :)

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  16. An appropriate poem, and a beautiful shot.

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  17. You find some of the best poems...and I do like that shot. It is wonderful to put it simply.

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    1. So happy you enjoy them Rose, and thank you much :)

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  18. What a lovely scene, and I enjoyed the poem.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, a lovely combination boats on water :) All the best also.

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