15 May 2011

The Water Is Wide

The water is wide, I cannot get over
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

A ship there is, and she sails the sea
She's loaded deep as deep can be
But not so deep as the love I'm in
I know not if I sink or swim

Oh love be handsome and love be kind
Gay as a jewel when first it is new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like the morning dew

Must I go bound while you go free
Must I love a girl who doesn't love me
Must I be born with so little art
As to love a girl who'll break my heart

Hamburg, Germany.
May 2011.

The picture above shows the wreck of the four-masted schooner Polstjernan, which sunk almost 85 years ago in October 1926 while sailing under the flag of Finland. The wreck is only visible during low tide.

Goodnight, and have a great week.

- Dom


donnie said...

great pic - have a fun week :))

Brooke said...

Wow! This would be a neat thing to see for sure.

Dominic Doherty said...

Donnie: Thank you very much. You have a fun week too!

Brooke: It is! There's another wreck just around the corner...

moi said...

ow, that would've been very sweet of you! :)
tho i'm gonna look for it, hopefully it will still exist in the store.

awesome photo, btw.

Babzy said...

i like this song :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Moa: I know, I can be quite a sweet guy! :-)

Ely: Well, then I'm glad I shared it.

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AB said...

I love the deep blue hues and the streaking clouds

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much!

T. Becque said...

Love the photo! That would be interesting to see in person too!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you!

moi said...

Oh, hm.. what song could that be.... :)

Dominic Doherty said...

I don't know... if the song has not yet been written, we have to write it... :-)