Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Haven't been around lately.
My father passed away and it's been a difficult time.

O Captain My Captain
by Walt Whitman

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


Thomas Gault 17.02.26 - 29.06.10


Samsara said...

I'm so sorry to hear that :( My thoughts are with you and your family xx

lengsel said...

so sorry for your loss :(

Roobeedoo said...

So sorry.
Best wishes to you and yours.

Kookie said...

Cazz I am so sorry to see this post x my thoughts are with you & your family ((((hugs))))

Taz said...

Oh Cazz ((((((hugs))))))
I'm so sorry to hear that, this July marked 6 years since I lost my Dad so I know how hard the path you're on is. :(
You know where I am if you need an ear or a shoulder xx