Some days, I sit and rot
just as old boats do
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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).
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the ability to “dash off” such an evocative poem?
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.
What a pretty little moment this be!
Thank you, Laura!
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
And, Venice owns so many special places where one can practice that form of meditation, Rob.
Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.
Good one, Bert. And, the beauty is that no one looking at us would know which we’re doing!
Think of the adventures that this boat might share!
There, another similarity, Randy. 🙂
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.
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.
Yup, you’re back in that will, Darnit!
chuckle – but you look much much better than the boat!!
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