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Old 05-18-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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Can you hear the call?

Every once in awhile I read something or hear a song that seems to reach out to me. It sticks in my mind and, at first, it won’t go away. Then I realize that it is sticking in my mind BECAUSE it’s calling me. I thought I’d share a few of those, and hope you will add some of your favorite quotes, songs or sayings. Let’s keep it clean and in the spirit in which this is posted.

First, from Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening”….
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

The next is also from a Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken”….
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I—
I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference.”

This next one isthe poem “Sea Fever” by John Masefield....
“I must go 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 go 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 go 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.”

This last quote is one I read today. It’s from the June 2015 issue of Power & Motoryachts. It is from the book “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck.

“Once a journey is designed, equipped and put into process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari an exploration is an entity, different from all other journeys. It has a personality, temperament, individuality, uniquesness.

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policy and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip, a trip takes us."

OK all ye old salts. Let’s hear from you about that special poem or whatever it was that called out to you. If you feel like sharing the reasons behind why your particular verse called out to you, please do.
Mike and Tina
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