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Ian McColgin
09-10-2001, 03:17 PM
(Planted here simply to avoid the Msl.)

We pretend that we're pelagic but in truth
There's naught like ending a hard beat
Nestled aginst a cricket sawing shore
With the Milky Way exploding overhead.
The southsouthwest wind lets Venus set
On the starboard bow while soft waveletts
Slap neighboring hulls to talk to me, telling me
The anchor is secure. Tonight we're home:
Home wherever the anchor is down;
Home where our hearts join the mud;
Home in the ooze rich with nutrients;
Home in impaleozoic slime
From which we came, to which we will return;
Home anchored in the stream of life.

paladin
09-10-2001, 04:35 PM
Home is wherever you drop the hook and feel comfortable with your surroundings,
Home is where you can tie wharfside or anchor out and be made welcome,
Home is wherever you drift into a bay or cove and are invited to raft up, come over for a libation, join a pot luck dinner among friends that you've never met,
Home is bay that you can slip into after a storm and find folks that will help you with repairs without asking for help in return, and home is where you readily lend a helping hand with a neighbor even when he doesn't ask......

ken mcclure
09-10-2001, 09:46 PM
Ah. More word pictures. Complete with audio. Very nice! Makes me wanna be there.

Ed Harrow
09-17-2001, 01:09 PM
You are.

John R Smith
09-19-2001, 09:54 AM
Thank you Ian. And thank you Chuck.

John