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Ocean on Fire

Posted in Oceanic Exploration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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Surfing one of the world’s largest waves in slow motion

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Sea Fever

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by allisonlabine

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Photo: © Spring break 2014

Sea Fever
By: John Masefield

I must go 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 go 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 go 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.

*A trick is the time spent at the wheel of a ship. Spume is the froth or foam found on waves.

 

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Simple pleasures

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by allisonlabine
There is a simple pleasure in faint sound and smooth touch.
Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

The Dunes

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by allisonlabine

…and the world fades away to nothing but sand, salt, sun, and another pair of footprints just over the dunes. – Allison LaBine

Photo by Clyde Butcher
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Stand your ground

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” – Mark Amend

 

Less than the width of half of my thumb, this crab still stood up to me.

Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

Beauty of your dreams

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Artwork by Ashton Howard. http://www.ashtonhoward.com

 

Net of wonders

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by allisonlabine

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