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FEMINATRONIC SUNDAY MIX – THE SEA

It’s American Poetry Month and this week the subject is the Sea

Give praise with the skirling of seagulls
And the rattle and flap of sails
And gongs of buoys rocked by the sea-swell
Out in the shipping-lanes beyond the harbor.
Give praise with the humpback whales,
Huge in the ocean they sing to one another.

 From ‘A list of Praises’  – Anne Porter (2006)

Why do I see these empty boats, sailing on airy seas?
One haunted me the whole night long, swaying with every breeze,
Returning always near the eaves, or by the skylight glass:
There it will wait me many weeks, and then, at last, will pass.
Each soul is haunted by a ship in which that soul might ride
And climb the glorious mysteries of Heaven’s silent tide
In voyages that change the very metes and bounds of Fate —
O empty boats, we all refuse, that by our windows wait!

Vachel Lindsay (1879 – 1931)

The sea-wash never ends.
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.
Only old songs? Is that all the sea knows?
             Only the old strong songs?
             Is that all?
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.

American Poets Society

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I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEAS AGAIN…

On Twitter @Feminatronic has Sunday afternoon listening suggestion tweets roughly based around a theme and I thought that maybe I can occasionally recreate some of these here. This week the subject is  ‘I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky …’ and fits in with the  Field Recordings season.