All aboard

I was going to say I’m excited about two things this summer, and then I forgot one.

I’ve remembered!

One is coming Monday. The other exciting thing isn’t until Thur., August 11 at 10:15 a.m. — the Parade of Sail will return to our waters to accompany a couple of tall ships.

There are other things coming up in August that are worthy of excitement, but I guess I mean “exciting” insofar as that which will save some of my marbles, or add some. Poetry saves; even one tall ship or schooner adds.

Seriously, everything but those sails and masts and graceful dips and risings fall away until my eyes can see no more.

As for poetry, I am now the proud owner of 4 poets’ books, not counting husband’s aunt’s ancient archaic tome (nor granddaughter’s entry in an anthology — nor my own in a different one, nor two online poetesses’ soft-covers).

Robert Frost. John Paul II. Mary Oliver — and, come Monday, Jane Kenyon!

Ah, just in time, I’ve found the only pair of readers that are the right strength and haven’t been stepped on!

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The ever lovely Roseway

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6 Comments

  1. lois says:

    A Parade of Sail with tall ships–that sounds wonderful!

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    1. I can hardly wait! The first time I rounded a corner and beheld the tallest masts I’d ever seen, I was shocked — absolutely rooted to the spot. Then the next year or so to see them dancing their way toward the harbors (with or without sails) .. oh, my.. 😊 Have you seen them?

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      1. lois says:

        We have tall ships come into our port, but never a parade of them! I would be in heaven!!

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      2. Oh good! We only get a handful but omigosh, to see the masts coming around the corner over the heads of the crowd! Like you and many (I hope), I’ve seen elephants, buffaloes, whales, Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, dragsters, ratrods, and choppers doing their thing just feet from me, but the ships are quietly majestic (and there are no smells on my end of it other than the water, lol).

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  2. Lou Carreras says:

    Portsmouth? I am especially sorry to miss it because I’ll be housebound at that point in August after a hip surgery. I’ll miss seeing Lynx being I am basing a sloop of war carving on her lines.

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    1. OmG! The Lynx! β™₯️ Gorgeous. Oh geez πŸ™, hope you make the parade / docking / sailing for next year, but I’ll be looking forward to seeing your carving based on the Lynx!

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