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I'd rather sail at night

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Paul Hoekman
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0 posted 12-30-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

  It was a hazy day last summer
the tide went the other way,
day turned into night,
the full moon was shining bright,
wind picked up as the sun went down
and this strong feeling came around.

  I'd rather sail at night when the tides
moving right, and the wind gives full sail,
stars prevail, as we follow the moons trail.

  We'll never make our destination
with any moment of hesitation
I'd rather sail in desperation
than make any move at all.

Where headed for Rhode Island
five days round trip
it doesn't take a scholarship
to realize the fix we're in.

  We've listened to Buffett most of the way
until James Taylor came to play,
our friend Bruce Clienman made the way
through the dawn of the coming day.

  And the morning haze slipped away.



[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 12-30-1999).]
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1 posted 12-30-1999 11:43 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Lovely.  Me like.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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Wonderful Paul  
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3 posted 12-31-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Great Paul I quite enjoyed this  

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Nan
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4 posted 12-31-1999 09:48 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Oh yeah - Newport will never be the same.....
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5 posted 01-01-2000 07:56 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I think I would rather sail at night also, but maybe because I am a night owl!


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Paul Hoekman
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I love you guys.
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7 posted 01-16-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

First verse gives off quite the calming effect. Not sure I would want to sail when I can't see. But I bet the open sky would be just breath taking at night!

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Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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8 posted 01-16-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Paul-

Nothing with more serenity
than sailing.  And sailing at
night ... with stars and moon overhead
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !

Top it off with Buffet crooning ...
I WANT TO GO SAILING RIGHT NOW !

~*Marge*~



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Certainly this makes me wanna go on a boat trip.
But I can't getting sea sick
So I enjoy sailing by reading such a nice piece
Well done Paul

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10 posted 01-17-2000 03:42 AM       View Profile for WolfsMate   Email WolfsMate   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WolfsMate

I'd sail at anytime, but the night....well you know us wolfs!  

 
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Night sailing sounds soooo romantic and mysterious Paul...perhaps I should try it! Love the way you painted the picture!

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Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 01-17-2000 04:44 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rockin' on the waves with Jimmy Buffet
Can I go along?
Very soothing poem
Liz
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I can't even imagine how beautiful the sky looks at sea in the middle of the night
Meadowmuse
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Paul, I just knew you were a Parrothead!    I liked this piece, and enjoyed the notion of sailing on through the night with Jimmy and James Taylor and the all the other son of a sons...  

Dear LadyClaire

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I liked this one a lot, especially the second stanza for some reason. And the obvious play on Rhode Island and Rhodes scholar. Clever and fun. I can do without the James Taylor, though!  

Mike
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Another great one, Paul!  Love those water poems!


Corinne
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17 posted 01-18-2000 03:08 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Paul, I think I'd rather sail at night too. The heavens must be stunning!! Good job. Very vivid and very calming. Thanks for a good read.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

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