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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Lighthouse


The Lighthouse  (excerpt)

The rocky ledge runs far into the sea,
and on its outer point, some miles away,
the lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.

Even at this distance I can see the tides,
Upheaving, break unheard along its base,
A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides
in the white tip and tremor of the face.

And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light,
with strange, unearthly splendor in the glare!

"Sail on!" it says: "sail on, ye stately ships!
And with your floating bridge the ocean span;
Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse.
Be yours to bring man neared unto man.

---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow--- 

14 comments:

  1. I love both lighthouses and Wadsworth Longfellow!
    Great combination, perfect fit - hugs and thanks!

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  2. hey dear lady; love the poem and post. i also love the picture you picked with the lighthouse. blessings and peace sent your way, LL

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  3. Thank you Lorilynn, nice to see you here! :)

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  4. That's a great combination! Terrific idea!

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  5. This sounds so fascinating, like from an adventure-romance movies... :)

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  6. Lovely choice of poem and stunning picture as always, thanks Barbara.

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  7. That is cool! Good job...interesting composition.

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  8. Thank you so much Giulia, Kate, and Mike!! I appreciate your stopping by! :)

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  9. Looks like if you were to open the hatch water would come running out. Very nice image.

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  10. I like the frame! And it truly suits the image. Nice combination and poem to go with.

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