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Friday, October 14, 2011

One Doesn't Read "The Social Evil And The Social Good." One Reads Lord Byron


HERE be none of Beauty's daughters
With a magic like Thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing
The charm├ęd ocean's pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull'd winds seem dreaming:
And the midnight moon is weaving
Her bright chain o'er the deep,
Whose breast is gently heaving
As an infant's asleep:
So the spirit bows before thee
To listen and adore thee;
With a full but soft emotion,
Like the swell of Summer's ocean.

13 comments:

Matt said...

A few days ago, a jerk named Steve Jobs found the time right to "get to know his kids". Since he was too weak to walk, nothing could any longer be more important. How lucky are we, Sipp? Billions of dollars at hand, but he never knew what earthly treasures he had. Our lives may never produce millions, and that's alright, because we have discovered the only precious thing available.

Leslie said...

Perfect.

Glynn said...

One fine tribute, sir. I'd say you've got it pretty good there.

julie said...

Matt just put into words something very similar to what I was thinking; you Sullivans truly are some of the richest people I know. And your Mrs. is lovely, but of course you don't need me to tell you that.

H. Gillham said...

Aww. Now that was sweet.

SippicanCottage said...

Hi everyone. Iz anniversary.

setecastronomy1844 said...

Thanks, I needed that.

Anonymous said...

What Glynn said.

Beautiful smile. It must be a pleasure to be the cause of it once in a while.

Joel Raupe said...

What a blessing it is to be wide awake to gratitude. May God Almighty take whatsoever it is of our gratitude and make it sufficient unto His praise.

And thanks for reminding me a visit with Lord Byron is long overdue. And here I was thinking I would just re-read Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love."

SamArtDog said...

The woman is a saint... with a sense of humor.

SippicanCottage said...

True dat.

teresa said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Mrs. Sippican is a lucky girl.

pngai said...

Lovely!