Wild Sweet Peas

August 17, 2007 at 2:26 pm (Neddy)

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“Beth had old-fashioned fragrant flowers in her garden, sweet peas and mignonette, larkspur, pinks, pansies, and southernwood, with chickweed for the birds …”
Louisa May Alcott in “Little Women”

Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls, Virginia

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Sea Fever

August 5, 2007 at 1:12 pm (child, photography, portraiture)

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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And if I get bored I’ll do Yoga and count my toes and sigh.

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.

(“Sea-Fever” by John Masefield)

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