Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Free Leonard Peltier - parole hearing this week.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

For Walter


I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

By John Masefield (1878-1967).
(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)

I understand that this was one of Walter Cronkite's favorite poems and it was read at his funeral today. It is also my favorite poem. The first poem I ever memorized in school and inspired me to write poetry. Smooth Sailing Uncle Walter, you are missed.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Dedicated To Sarah Palin