Friday, October 28, 2011

A Lot Of Sea



A scene of domesticity
And yet one of enormity
Because although our town's terrific
It's perched on the edge of the great Pacific.
Little houses huddle by
The vastness of the sea and sky.
We look out on a placid scene,
Boxy houses, gardens green,
Yet if we shade our eyes and look
Beyond our cosy little nook,
We see eternity flowing by;
Eternity of sea and sky.
South America's 'over there',
Way, way off in the east, somewhere,
Over the curve of the earth, then on,
Further than many folk have gone.
Water, water everywhere
Nothing but water and thin air!
And, underneath such life is teeming!
We only see the wave-tops gleaming,
But sea-creatures are living, thriving,
Bounteous numbers coiling, diving!
What audacity for us to think
That we, who're living on the brink,
Building little fabrications,
Tiny human-sized creations,
Matter at all! We can't defy
The vastness of the sea and sky.


Goofy! Such a harmless fellow; not a lot of brain.
Odd in looks and odd in speech as well.
Only in a cartoon can such characters remain
For there they cast a cinematic spell.
Yes! Somebody like Goofy is a very special treasure!
A harmless, tender-hearted fool who brings a lot of pleasure.


Tina´s PicStory said...

what a nice world :)

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Like your view! Great Photo! ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/OWT

carol l mckenna said...

PS ~ Love Goofy and the poem! ^_^ (CArol) thanks, namaste, CArol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/OWT

Vores have said...

Very nice picture you show.
Wishing you a good tirsda.
/ Hanne Bente