Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Staying Berthed


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"Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song,
and all about you will be beauty.
There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail."

Robert Motherwell

"A morning-glory at my window
satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."

Walt Whitman

"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar,
and there is a hippopotamus in me
that wants to wallow in the mud."
Carl Sandburg


Never forget
(I remind myself)
what a blessing it is
to walk on the beach
at the end of a busy day.

It is especially sweet today
because we passed our annual
harbor inspection and "buoy run."

The reliable ancient
Detroit Diesel
thrummed us past the rows of boats
and out of the harbor
by Magic Island.

Sky was perfect,
kitty stood her ground
and watched from her place on the deck,
not hidden under a bunk below
as she was for many years.

She and I
have both flung ourselves
in love to the breezes;
bracing our paws
we look unflinchingly
into a salty spray.

Damn the bureaucrats;
Full Speed Ahead!

So we have the right to reside here
on the water
for another year.
To walk on the beach
to rock with the tide.

Bring it

ALOHA, cloudia