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    Becalmed upon the sea of Thought,
    Still unattained the land it sought,
    My mind, with loosely-hanging sails,
    Lies waiting the auspicious gales.

    On either side, behind, before,
    The ocean stretches like a floor,--
    A level floor of amethyst,
    Crowned by a golden dome of mist.

    Blow, breath of inspiration, blow!
    Shake and uplift this golden glow!
    And fill the canvas of the mind
    With wafts of thy celestial wind.

    Blow, breath of song! until I feel
    The straining sail, the lifting keel,
    The life of the awakening sea,
    Its motion and its mystery!

    ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Reproduced with permission under the GNU Free Documentation License

    helenabraga, duiliopianelli, grace_tee, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Deby Dixon 103 months ago | reply

      A+++ Grade Photo

    2. Ennor 103 months ago | reply

      Beautiful;, excellemnt composition

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    3. Japa 森 103 months ago | reply

      great composition! very beautiful...

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    4. ~ABS~ Photography - Alex 103 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot Ian.

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    5. flickrfrank2 103 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Coolest Damn Cool Photographers in the World!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      wonderful pic

    6. Ian Junor 103 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone for your fab comments, favs and invites. I honestly appreciate your effort in doing so.

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      You deserve "Another Diamond" on your Great Photo!
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    9. LenSOP 103 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image... a painting!

    10. boolve 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sea, sail and Martyna, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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