Under African Skies's posts from August 2007

It wasn't long before Jonathan Gull was off by himself again, far out at sea, hungry, happy, learning. The subject was speed, and in a week's practice he…

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. * Oscar Wilde

“A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for.” William Shedd “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't…

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” Leonardo da Vinci Translation…

You're playing so cool Obeying every rule Dig a way down in your heart You're burning, yearning for songs Somebody to tell you That life ain't passing you by…

For some a few drops of love and friendship is enough to survive. For others constant immersion is required for survival. Neither is important. What is…

The magic of a face. Thomas Carew “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” Oscar Wilde

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God…

Albert Camus: When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light…

Leonard Cohen - Bird On The Wire Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, like a…

Sayin' nothin', lyin' where the sun is Bakin' down upon our sighs My lips touch you With their soft wet kisses, Your hands gentle in reply And the time will be…

Betty Smith Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. PS the weekend…

Gotta hold on easy as I let you go. Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know. I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped…

Tomorrow's back to work and down to sanity should run a bath and then clear up the mess I made before I left here Try to remind myself that I was happy here…

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.” Irish Blessings My way of saying “have an…

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time…

Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer She's a juvenile scam, never was a quitter Tasty like a raindrop, she's got the look Heavenly bound cos heaven's got a…
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