By: Fergus Carty

The wind that moves the clouds is not the one,
That fills your sails and drives white horses,
Across these waters rough and salten.

Press-ganged, you say? You saw the frigate,
And the marines lined on the quay.
Why then did you linger in the tavern?

The bell tolls again on this night watch.
Is it your mind or heart that’s crazed?
As in old charts you plot your position.

Behold these stars! Now check your compass.
Why do you steer by this fast failing moon?
The shoals ahead will split apart your seams.

Close to your heart you clutch the words,
Penciled on paper pulped from straw,
Grasping the wreckage of your dreams.

Fergus Carty

Daily Quote: One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Linguist Corner-FRENCH: sagesse (saah zhess) noun, feminine
wisdom, (good) sense; discretion
faire preuve de sagesse = to be sensible
la sagesse populaire = popular (or traditional) wisdom
agir avec sagesse = to act wisely

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2010
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