"Catching Thoughts"

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  1. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Feeling both poetic and philosophic early this AM..

    Got idea of writing down random thoughts describing feelings and attractions to my reef and reef keeping in general...

    Meant both to share and as a gathering spot for others to add to if so inclined...

    To begin

    The Reef​





    Cycles of infinite rhythm of moon, tides and currents.

    Sprays of jeweled splendor in a glory of divine motion and color on living rock - brilliant flashes of green, red and gold.

    No waste, haste or discord.

    Riot of life and living in perfect harmony and form.

    Blueprint of Heaven and clear example of the "why" of life.

    Clear view into the eye of "God."



    (OmarD)​

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    When in "mood" or "struck with a thought" - anyone please free to "add" to...hopefully will "evolve" over time.

    Rgds,

    OmarD
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  3. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    No need for anyone to feel "shy" in this neighborhood! ;)

    Om
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hey that's good Omar!

    I've always seen the reef tank as a tool to better understand the 'big picture.'

    (Can I just say, that between all your new hardware, tanks, and now poetry - you are definitely a reef addict?! ;D [smiley=hehe.gif] )
     
  5. CG

    CG Bristle Worm

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    This seemed like a good place to post this, so has anyone seen Old Spice's new smelling deoderant, its Aqua Reef...thought that was interesting cause mine normally doesn't smell too refreshing, if anything at all
     
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  7. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    "...reef addict..." is understatement! (just ask wife...)

    has been lifelong compulsion since living early years in So. Pacific (U.S. Navy dependent) & having mother afflicted with same "disease"

    Spent more time in water then on land in those days.

    Finally being able to bring this "passion" in home to live/interact with daily is like fulfilling a lifelong dream.

    This AM submission:

    Here is ("classic") favorite - (in tribute to our own "Nautilus")

    The Chambered Nautilus
    Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) ​




    This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,
    Sail the unshadowed main,--
    The venturous bark that flings
    On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings
    In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,
    And coral reefs lie bare,
    Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.

    Its webs of living gauze no more unfurl;
    Wrecked is the ship of pearl!
    And every chambered cell,
    Where its dim dreaming life was wont to dwell,
    As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell,
    Before thee lies revealed,--
    Its irised ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed!

    Year after year beheld the silent toil
    That spread his lustrous coil;
    Still, as the spiral grew,
    He left the past year's dwelling for the new,
    Stole with soft step its shining archway through,
    Built up its idle door,
    Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more.

    Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee,
    Child of the wandering sea,
    Cast from her lap, forlorn!
    From thy dead lips a clearer note is born
    Than ever Triton blew from wreathed horn;
    While on mine ear it rings,
    Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:--

    Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
    As the swift seasons roll!
    Leave thy low-vaulted past!
    Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
    Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
    Till thou at length art free,
    Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!


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    In Wonder, ;D

    OmarD
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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  10. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    RE: "...That is a classic..."

    Here is another some here may relate to..

    esp. me, after spending a fun couple hours this AM whacking up some "zoo" colonies and spreading them around tank. - quite successfully, I might add (with exception of some "chastisement" for gumming up towels, kitchen table, couple of kitchen implments and "self" with super glue.. :p )

    THE CORAL CUTTER ​


    Coral propagation is a real delight

    Sometimes it keeps me up half the night

    I used to think they were so fragile

    But now they seem to be much more agile

    Slice 'em and dice 'em Drop 'em on the floor

    The really good ones can even take more

    A run to the grocery store while they sit on the table

    Put them back in the tank and they still seem stable

    Don't tell the tree huggers just what I do

    My methods and follies they really might rue

    Making coral cuttings doesn't seem much like a chore

    Or at least it's one that I wouldn't deplore


    by Tom Miller


    http://www.athiel.com/lib7/poet.htm


    OmarD
     
  11. turbo4603

    turbo4603 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    oooooooooooooh POETRY.
    too much thinking needed.
    J/k
     
  12. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    wow the first reef poet ive ever heard of

    nice [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]