Vessels for our dreams

Grand Harbour, Valletta, Mal;ta, March 2019

“A ship is safe in the harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

Gael Attal

The full poem by Gael Attal:

A ship is safe in the harbor,
But that’s not what ships are built for.

Because in the sum of our human gleams,
We have created the vessel for our dreams.

Its purpose: to retrieve the alien shore,
To scout, seek, achieve and explore.

A ship is meant to fly and fly,
To seize the horizon and capture the sky.

And the few of us with the intrepidity,
To brave the virulent vortex velocity

We are the wealthiest of men ever to dream
And ever to combat a sea or a stream.

And the harbored ships that fritter away,
Slowly begin to rot and decay.
Never has there been a greater waste of a day,
Than that spent harbored,
Than those of us who stay.

Yes, it’s time for the weekly quotation-inspired image.

If the quote inspires a pictorial or wordy post from you, do feel free to link in or to pop your URL in the comments.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth,  27 March 2019


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