Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, or song, lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.
I normally think about poets and their poetry. This morning I was thinking about the little boy who was told by his father not to leave the deck before he returns.
The poem was titled,”Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans.
I remember we had to memorize this poem and recite in front of our class. This was one of my favorite poems, I loved the rhyming and more so the story of the faithful son who did not leave the deck without his father’s permission.It is a sad poem but I admire the boy’s determination to stay and not leave even though the deck was burning.
The verse I liked the best is:
And shouted but once more aloud,
“My father must I stay Stay?”
While o’er him fast , through sail and shroud
The wreathing fires made way.