Wednesday, October 14, 2009

At Ease!

The Hawkesbury River near Newcastle NSW



The Hawkesbury River is close at hand,
And it's there the boats are moored.
So many people yearn for a boat
And then go 'overboard'.
The lakes, the rivers and harbours too
Are chock-a-block with shipping.
In fact, if one hasn't got some sails
One's reputation's slipping!
But it's one of life's great mysteries,
It happens with constancy......
Far, far more are at anchor
Than are ever seen on the sea!
A very different river here:


geraldgee said...

We used to call those things gin palaces. Went with dark blue blazers and yachting caps.The only good thing being they had to give way to sail,

Hilda said...

LOL! Your poem made me laugh. Makes you wonder, really. But still, it's a very lovely scene even if the boats aren't much used. ;)

eileeninmd said...

Funny poem! It does sseem a waste if they are not out on the water. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Enjoyed the poem! I wonder if they drink their glasses of wine and port with their little pinkies raised in the air, along with their noses? LOL! Nice reflection of the boats in the water.

Arija said...

Like everything else, when you have too much you hardly ever use it. Keeping a boat is just like farming: with farming you bury your monwy, with boating you blithely toss it into the sea.

Lisa said...


Cute poem, so true to the bone.

Sonya said...

Love the poem!lol the picture is very beautitful aswell! Have a lovely week!

Unknown said...

My inlaws are BIG boaters (sailing and yachting). New Zealand was one of their favourite places to do that! Beautiful!
BTW-thanks for checking out my blog. You are more than welcome to write a poem about my son...let me know if you need a picture or anything. I'd love to read the poem when you are finished.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That was a great poem. It's a sham the boats are used more. It looks so lovely there.

Have a great SUnday.

Unknown said...

Very creative : ) I love it! Awesome picture too!

Lori said...

Love it!

Corrie Howe said...

I agree. A mystery. I live near an island where you can see lost of sailing boats docked.

Twincerely,Olga said...

beautiful picture! Poem too! stopping by from Unknown Mami's!!

Claudya Martinez said...

Your wit is wonderful.