Old boat and me

Some days, I sit and rot

just as old boats do

old boat

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15 responses to “Old boat and me

  1. Steven

    PS The above poem is traditionally entitled, “What the Thrush Said,” as Keats depicts it as a message he received from watching a thrush outside his window… I should have put this above, as it explains who the “I” of the poem is (the thrush).

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  2. Steven

    If you’ll excuse a far-too-long reply, your remark on this pic made me think of a poem Keats dashed off within a letter to a friend:

    O thou whose face hath felt the Winter’s wind,
    Whose eye has seen the snow-clouds hung in mist,
    And the black elm tops ‘mong the freezing stars!
    To thee the spring will be a harvest time.
    O thou whose only book has been the light
    Of supreme darkness, which thou feddest on
    Night after night, when Phoebus was away!
    To thee the spring shall be a triple morn.
    O fret not after knowledge. I have none,
    And yet my song comes native with the warmth.
    O fret not after knowledge! I have none.
    And yet the evening listens. He who saddens
    At thought of idleness cannot be idle,
    And he’s awake who thinks himself asleep.

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  3. What a pretty little moment this be!

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  4. Rob C

    Sometimes it’s good to sit back and watch the world rush by. And what better place to do that than Venice, the most timeless place I’ve discovered

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  5. Bert

    Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.

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  6. Think of the adventures that this boat might share!

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  7. Michelle

    I agree….there is no resemblance. You may feel like sitting and rotting…but you will do it much more gracefully than any old boat.

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    • Well, when I think of the bottom of a gondola, and my well developed “SBS” *, there is a similarity!

      * Square Bottom Syndrome, due to devoting too much time at the computer.

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  8. Yup, you’re back in that will, Darnit!

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  9. chuckle – but you look much much better than the boat!!

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