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Setting Sail

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I’m setting sail for nowhere

Just blowing on the wind

With my eyes on the horizon

I wonder what I’ll find

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I’m setting sail for nowhere

And relying on the wind

Unlike the Ancient Mariner*

To prove to be my friend

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I’m setting sail for nowhere

I hope I reach my goal

And when I do make landfall

I’ll find the place called Home

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Sorry, I couldn’t embed this today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g48_fqX7KJc&feature=related

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*Ancient Mariner, poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

©DGA 01 December 2011 07:10

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

30 thoughts on “Setting Sail

  1. No problem,, always a pleasure to read..thank you.

    I am sailing away
    To find another day
    One where the sun will shine
    And everything is fine

    that is the best I can do

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  2. How soothing Denise; blowin’ in the wind, lookin’ for a soft place to fall that I can call home.

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  3. If “…every man must be his own savior…” we are in deep trouble. Song great alternative to “We are the world”

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  4. We are all mariners on the sea of time, Denise,(perhaps from times immemorial) without ever knowing what our destinations are.we fancy favourable winds and reaching ashore. What at best we may tumble upon in this enigmatic sea is an island of Robinson Crusoe which assures us now and frightens us the next moment. Curses and blessings visit us a random and he who reconciles to this fact shall sink without complaint, if he should. The music of his heart is the companion to the grave wherever it is.

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    • Yes, Sunamu, and we are all tested thoughout our lives in one way or another… Life is indeed an enigma, but I do know that one day all will be revealed. I love your ‘sea of time’ and ‘sea of life’ upon which we sail – beautiful!

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  5. I love poems of sailing and the sea, Super post. Now because of that I will post a new poem of mine called “The Sailor” watch for it on Friday. Again as always Denise, well done!

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  6. I love daydreams for that kind of feeling. 🙂

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  7. Hope you don’t have an albatross around your neck, like the Ancient Mariner! And reach home safely.

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  8. This is awesome, Denise – “setting sail for nowhere” with wind as friend and a goal of reaching Home. Love it, it’s right up my alley… 😀

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  9. Lovely rhythm today 🙂

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  10. Thanks, Denise. Terrific video too. 😀

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    • It was my pleasure, Nancy. Only you and Carl have mentioned the video. I love the song because it has such lovely rhythm and a timeless message. Thank you so much. 🙂

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  11. Sometimes, an unplanned journey is the best.A lovely poem – hope there is something good on that horizon.

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    • Thank you, Bb. I am just marking time at present, starting to get impatient, but I have no choice for a good few months yet… Have to wait and see what the new year brings.

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  12. Your poem allowed my mind wander to nowhere.. what a lovely trip it took! Lol..

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  13. My walks become sails to nowhere. I’m going to chant this poem the next time I take one. Which should be tomorrow. Lovely, as usual, Denise.

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  14. Love the rhythm, the images of the sea and the search for a place called home!

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