Oceans wide the earth so blessed
Land touched by your caress
Lakes and streams and rivers flow
Into your embrace ever they go
Cresting waves a resounding plea
Guard well, Guard well, waters of the sea.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
World Ocean Day
Declared by the United Nations
June 8, 2009
On the wings of cyberspace I have been taken to new shores, to new depths of the sea, to creatures beautiful and mysterious, to that place within your heart that sings with the ocean winds, all this in celebration of
World Ocean Day.
Thank you Cris and all who ride these tides today.
To join the sea faring ventures do set your anchor at
for travel posts.
The Fighting Temeraire, 1839, London, National Gallery, Oil on canvas, Joseph Mallord William Turner, British, 1775–1851.