Saturday, March 4, 2023

Missing the Spirit of Tasmania coming into Port Melbourne

Forlornly I gaze out to an empty sea

Looking for the ferry that was stolen from me.

I know it was ought

That it needed to change port

But that makes it no less sad for thee.

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  1. Tasmania spirit belongs to Geelong I guess. You are melodramatic today

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  2. I am sure that the bay is not empty
    In spite of the loss of your boat
    If you play I spy
    With your little eye
    You will see some containers afloat.

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    1. Not bad work Caro and yes, I do container ships.

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  3. We were only talking about this the other day…..moving it down there is (selfishly) putting us off using it. It would be like a days journey for us before we even got on. It’s easier to get to the airport!

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    1. Cathy, the only benefit is to take your car and given the distance you would drive to the ferry, you would be better off hiring a car after flying to Tassie.

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  4. The sight of big ships sailing into port each day is breath taking. And so is the trip to Tassie on board.

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  5. You're writing poetry now? oh the culture!
    I would miss seeing the ferry too after being able to all those years. Perhaps you need to move closer to where it now is so you can watch it again.

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    1. River, isn't it nearly a limerick? No, not moving. Not until there is ice on our balcony.

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  6. Waxing poetic. I love it! Do some more!

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  7. Someday your ship will come in.

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    1. Yeah Kirk, but we are already too old to spend large amounts of money.

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  8. Love the poetry. A little melancoly but well put together. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Marie, surely it was it was rather simple stuff, but thanks.

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  9. It's never to late to become a poet !!! Maybe you start a new career !

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    1. Dearest Gattina, you have made me more keener.

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  10. Sounds like you have drunk "The Spirit of Tasmania" because the last word of the third line should be "thought" not "ought"! See me in my office after school laddie!

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    1. YP, I thought you would approve of my use of old Middle English.

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  11. I love watching ships come and go.

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    1. TP, certainly passenger ships. Freight ships don't excite me.

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