Ulysses

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The banks of River Arno and a very dark Ponte Vecchio by dusk. I think the bridge lights up by full dark, but the twilight tones are the focus here.

Come, my friends.
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be that we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are—
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses

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3 thoughts

  1. I lived in a small village on the Amalfi Coast many years ago and it is one of the most beautiful parts of the world. We now have a house in Bagni di Lucca, which is why I can go to Florence so often.

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