This summer we have had some spectacular sunsets. Here's one from a couple of nights ago over Wiscasset. We pulled off into the grocery store parking lot (there is only one grocery store) to watch. It only lasts a few minutes, so you have to park fast. Unfortunately we were on the side of the road that included wires. I could Shop them out of it, but that will be for a later date. I thought about writing something descriptive and non-rhymy to go with the picture...something about how the colors floated across the sky...how it looked like an oil painting...how the oranges, pinks and blues charged the ensuing night sky...how the sky was on fire...how you could see the dragon's breath... However the simple well-known rhyme kept nudging at me. "Red sky at night, Sailors' delight, Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning." I've heard it with farmers the same way, and sometimes using pink as the sky color. And I was reminded of how really important kn
Welcome to Poetry Friday from Coastal Maine! I'm so excited to be hosting my first Poetry Friday. You may link directly below by clicking "Add Your Link". You may comment in comments also, if you like, but I won't be putting up links from there. Just click on the links to go to the poetry site and let them know you read their post! Did I mention that I'm excited? Never tried this before. This is up early, so if you need to post earlier than Friday...feel free! November October is gone and Summer's long past It's not yet December With winter's white cast It's plain old November No leaves and no snow Don't want it to stay Just want it to go. No sandals, no beach The sun isn't bright; No snowmen, no boots The time isn't right. It's too cold for one, Too hot for the other; No wonder November Is so much a bother. I so wish November Could be more like spring And we could be happy With what it would bring.
X has been found, really found! It's the A to Z Challenge, and letter X is for today. I have been searching for a lobster boat that begins with the letter X for quite some time. and I found it a couple of days ago. I have not yet met Xtreme Measures in person, but found its news article online. It is a lobster boat that was lost off Spruce Head in a blizzard. It had been lost for 10 days in February, but was located adrift about 150 miles away. Story here: Bangor Daily News . "Xtreme Measures" The night was dark And fearsome; No stars to Guide the way. The sky was thick With snowflakes; No twinkle Nor moon ray. The waves were cold And mighty; No rest for Boats this day. With blust'ry winds For weather, The snow could Hide a stray. The boat was tossed And tugging; No hope to Hold her tight. The ropes were frayed And loosened; No crew to Head her right. The craft was sure And worthy As winds would Give her flight. The boat wou