A Wanderer’s Song

searocks.jpgA wind’s in the heart of me, a fire’s in my heels,
I am tired of brick and stone and rumbling wagon-wheels;
I hunger for the sea’s edge, the limit of the land,
Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand.

Oh I’ll be going, leaving the noises of the street,
To where a lifting foresail-foot is yanking at the sheet;
To a windy, tossing anchorage where yawls and ketches ride,
Oh I’l be going, going, until I meet the tide.

And first I’ll hear the sea-wind, the mewing of the gulls,
The clucking, sucking of the sea about the rusty hulls,
The songs at the capstan at the hooker warping out,
And then the heart of me’ll know I’m there or thereabout.

Oh I am sick of brick and stone, the heart of me is sick,
For windy green, unquiet sea, the realm of Moby Dick;
And I’ll be going, going, from the roaring of the wheels,
For a wind’s in the heart of me, a fire’s in my heels.

–John Masefield

Chinese to Launch Moon Mission in 2007

chinese-lunar-rover.jpgThe first Chinese moon mission of sending a lunar orbital probe is part of a three-phase multi-year plan to put a lunar rover on the moon and return, the first rover is slated for 2012. Continue reading “Chinese to Launch Moon Mission in 2007”

Australian Cameraman Caught in Blast in Yala

The Islamist separatists in Thailand are adopting Al Qaeda techniques. In the film you will see them set off the secondary blast as aid arrives for a Buddhist they shot to death. The cameraman, Mr. Blekinsop from Australia survived with facial injuries.