18 July 2006

 

I love boats



Dhows at Pemba island.



The Old Men Admiring Themselves In The Water.

I heard the old, old men say,
'Everything alters,
And one by one we drop away.'
They had hands like claws, and their knees
Were twisted like the old thorn-trees
By the waters.
I heard the old, old men say,
'All that's beautiful drifts away
Like the waters.'

William Butler Yeats - 1904.


Comments:
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Bonita said...
Kees, your poem today and your images are a treasure to me. I love the ending stages, the raggedness of old boats and old men. Bless you.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 5:10:00 PM

Melissa said...
Hi Kees, how art though? This is the cat's mother's adopted daughter. your blog is making for some verrryyyy interesting reading.Pumkin 1 convinced me to create my own blog, so I am going around stealing ideas from more imaginative bloogers than me! Lots of Love xxx
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 5:25:00 PM

Tall Cool Drink of Water said...
This post reminds me of my Daddy.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:03:00 PM

Libby said...
I love boats too but I'm a little afraid of them. I'm not a strong swimmer anymore. I've only sailed out of the sight of land once in my life and that was for only about 20 minutes between Cays in Belize.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:05:00 PM

BobG said...
Nice photo, and a perfect poem with which to underscore it.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:18:00 PM

AB5SY said...
A touching tribute to the men of the sea, those who geather Gods blessing from it.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 7:32:00 PM

Comments:
Kees, your poem today and your images are a treasure to me. I love the ending stages, the raggedness of old boats and old men. Bless you.
 
Hi Kees, how art though? This is the cat's mother's adopted daughter. your blog is making for some verrryyyy interesting reading.
Pumkin 1 convinced me to create my own blog, so I am going around stealing ideas from more imaginative bloogers than me! Lots of Love xxx
 
This post reminds me of my Daddy.
 
I love boats too but I'm a little afraid of them. I'm not a strong swimmer anymore. I've only sailed out of the sight of land once in my life and that was for only about 20 minutes between Cays in Belize.
 
Nice photo, and a perfect poem with which to underscore it.
 
A touching tribute to the men of the sea, those who geather Gods blessing from it.
 
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