I am grateful for
Chico getting better. He was really sick for several days.
Naps in the afternoon.
feeling calm for most of the day.
Trees with the light shining through them.
I am grateful
to get through the day without getting angry.
for a small supper of chicken and veggies. Just enough.
A little chipmunk on our carport hiding behind our stuff.
Watching the birds through the kitchen window they are fun to watch fighting over the bird feeder.
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.)