Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lets go sailing

      TO sea, to sea! The calm is o'er;
      The wanton water leaps in sport,
      And rattles down the pebbly shore;
      The dolphin wheels, the sea-cow snorts,
      And unseen mermaids' pearly song
      Comes bubbling up, the weeds among.
      Fling broad the sail, dip deep the oar:
      To sea, to sea! The calm is o'er.
      To sea, to sea! our wide-winged bark
      Shall billowy cleave its sunny way,
      And with its shadow, fleet and dark,
      Break the caved Tritons' azure day,
      Like mighty eagle soaring light
      O'er antelopes on Alpine height.
      The anchor heaves, the ship swings free,
      The sails swell full. To sea, to sea!
      Thomas Lovell Beddoes

1 comment:

Emily Cormier said...

loving the centerpiece... if you ever find a cheap globe at a yard sale, let me know ;)