September 12, 2012

Bar Harbor, Maine
 I am still missing my fall vacation and wishing I was off on an adventure with my husband!  We had so much fun when we visited Maine three years ago....we stayed in a lovely cabin overlooking a quiet lake where we could canoe and kayak, we explored Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor, and flew our family kite on Sand Beach.  I had wanted to go further north, all the way to Prince Edward Island and the home of my fictional 'kindred spirit' Anne of Green Gables, but we decided to save that trip for another day.  I loved being by the ocean and experiencing its many moods.  Here's a poem about the sea from Lucy Maude Montgomery, writer of the Anne series that I so enjoyed as a girl.  I hope you have a lovely day today!

The Sea Spirit   
I smile o'er the wrinkled blue­
Lo! the sea is fair,
Smooth as the flow of a maiden's hair;
And the welkin's light shines through
Into mid-sea caverns of beryl hue,
And the little waves laugh and the mermaids sing,
And the sea is a beautiful, sinuous thing!

I scowl in sullen guise­
The sea grows dark and dun,
The swift clouds hide the sun
But not the bale-light in my eyes,
And the frightened wind as it flies
Ruffles the billows with stormy wing,
And the sea is a terrible, treacherous thing!

When moonlight glimmers dim
I pass in the path of the mist,
Like a pale spirit by spirits kissed.
At dawn I chant my own weird hymn,
And I dabble my hair in the sunset's rim,
And I call to the dwellers along the shore
With a voice of gramarye evermore.

And if one for love of me
Gives to my call an ear,
I will woo him and hold him dear,
And teach him the way of the sea,
And my glamor shall ever over him be;
Though he wander afar in the cities of men
He will come at last to my arms again. 

View of the ocean from top of Cadillac Mountain

What are your favorite vacation spots?  I'd love to hear about your adventures! 

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