Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Pi"Sea"

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Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
 
 As the end of February nudges the wind chimes and days creep towards Spring, when you begin to feel March breathe on the nape of your neck and daylight pauses a little longer...My head turns West, I feel the magnetic pull of Atlantic tides, waves edging up Cornish beaches and I long for Kernow. Boodle feels my restless energy. We went to the coast this week, here in Sussex, the yen was too strong. He smelt it  four miles away and his hears pricked and he sang his beach song from the boot. I smiled, I know.



I have no need of sunshine, just the sea. Yes I am Piscean.
Sea=S-J squared
 Could there be any more beautiful sound than jingle-shells? Makes me want to take a breath and sing a very long note...
 To fellow fish...Happy Birthday...here's to merry yarns and flung spray...
 This wonderful image is by Jean Francois Lepage. A French fashion photographer who uses drawing and collage to create his images.A photographer and a painter, such a wonderful combination.
-x-

22 comments:

  1. happy birthday dear fishy!
    love boodle on the beach, wind in his ears
    xxxx

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    1. ...he's also partial to carrot cake with thick frosting and a sprinkle of sand...hence the high speed dash...did I tell you how much I love your bunting Brilliant one? --x-x-x--

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  2. I am fishy too - today is a lovely day for my birthday - and I am going down to the sea - in Norfolk - which is fitting don't you think. Love the images.

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  3. Happy Birthday
    Julie xxxxxx

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  4. Beautiful words . . . lovely pictures . . . I am not a Pisces, but I a lover of the sea who feels blessed each day as walk on the beach throwing the ball to our precious Lulu . . . we think she knows that she hit the jackpot when she was adopted by sea lovers.

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    1. Sheer unadulterated joy! a dog on a beach with a ball....Lulu is a lucky girl indeed and you Carol, are a sea lover par excellence! --x--

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  5. Lovely pictures, a lover of the sea too and very fortunate to have it opposite our home :-) with a dog who loves to swim too. Lucky boodle beach walks are the best.
    Annie

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    1. Thank you Annie, just saw your amazing Aurora shot, wowzers --x--

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  6. Happy birthday wishes.
    I love the idea of jingle shells!
    Lisa x

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    1. Hello Lovely! Jelly all round in jingle shell moulds? --x--

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  7. Happy birthday, fellow fishy! I cannot live where I cannot get to water. Lovely, lovely post!

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    1. And a Happy Birthday to you too Debby--x--

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  8. This is such a wonderful mind enriching post, I enjoyed every word and every photo. Have a wonderful birthday xx

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  9. There is nothing like the sea is there? Lovely image of Boddle too. I remember how sad you were leaving Kernow. we are heading in that direction in a few weeks time. Hope you have a great birthday, with my birthday on the 18th Feb I feel I sometimes on are the verge of a Piscean too! Sarah x

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  10. Oh yes Sarah, on the cusp! Have a wonderful time blow a kiss from me when you reach the border....I am partial to your beaches too --x--

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  11. A lovely post, I really enjoyed reading it. I always feel drawn to the sea too, we live two minutes away from a gorgeous beach and we love to wander along the shore. Happy Birthday x

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    1. Thank you Jayne....two minutes from the beach...sigh...--x--

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  12. I love, love, LOVE the sea (or 'ocean' to us Californians), too!!!! and I love this post and I truly love your crafted words!! Happy new year, Miss Sarah-Jane! (Although I'm a bit late.)

    xxo

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  13. Sea Fever is one of my favourite poems - maybe because I am also a fish! Lovely photographs too, I really enjoyed reading this post - it was like blast of fresh salty sea air!

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