Friday, May 19, 2006

New Template for Zephyr

If you've read Zephyr for any length of time then you'll notice I recently shifted the site to a new template. Along the side of the postings in the left margin there is room to pull in favorite nautical verse, quotes, etc. If you have any to suggest please point me to them. I'm specifically looking for any good bits from Joseph Conrad and Patrick O'Brian.

The Volvo tragedy will be the last real post for the week. Have a good weekend...see you Monday.


Tillerman said...

This quote from Conrad seems appropriate in view of the news this week.

"The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power."

Zephyr said...

Perfect...thank you.

wingssail said...

No wind when I took the watch
My ship was still and waitin'
I lay on that mirrored sky
A restless sailor, waitin'
I closed my eyes said the
Words of will for the gentle
Breathin' that moves the seas
Make my sails fill

Whisper waves cloud the glass
Awake at last like a lover
It rushed around the talkin' sweet
Roll over, roll over, roll over
And in my ear he blew his name
It sound so strange but I heard it plain
Mistral Mistral wind

I have always held the wheel but
I let the wind steal my power
Spin me 'round lose my course
Nights run be like hours
Well, it would show me the way
To the deepest mountains
Too high and beautiful to be
Mistral, mistral wind

All the hours on the watch
I wait for that breeze to move me
And blow me back to that place
Magic space all through me
And I sigh your name
Across the empty water
You made a crazy dreamer out of me
Mistral, mistral, mistral, mistral,
Mistral, mistral