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    "Ah! there be souls none understand;
    Like clouds, they cannot touch the land.
    Unanchored ships, they blow and blow,
    Sail to and fro, and then go down
    In unknown seas that none shall know,
    Without one ripple of renown.

    Call these not fools, the test of worth
    Is not the hold you have of earth.
    Ay, there be gentlest souls sea-blown
    That know not any harbor known.
    Now it may be the reason is,
    They touch on fairer shores than this."

    ~ Joaquin Miller, 1837-1913 ~

    1. 4Real 65 months ago | reply

      wow . . . love that poem!
      perfectly paired with your wonderful seascapes too!

      Seen in the group"Literary Reference in Pictures: post one, comment one (or two!)"

    2. Sparky2* 65 months ago | reply

      So lovely ... all ... perfect for my mood today, thanks!

      Literary Reference in Pictures

    3. Lynn Morag 65 months ago | reply

      carliewired Thank you, Claire!
      Siri Chandra Siri - thank you!
      4Real Glad you enjoyed the poem, Larry - thank you!
      Susan Thank you to you, Susan, for visiting. Glad the poem hit the spot.

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