Leben mit Herman Melville

It was quite late in the evening when the little Moss came snugly to anchor

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Update for Golddublone für mich!:

“Speak, thou vast and venerable head,” muttered Ahab, “which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.”

Chapter LXX: The Sphynx.

It was a wondrous sight. The wood was green as mosses of the Icy Glen; the trees stood high and haughty, feeling their living sap; the industrious earth beneath was as a weaver’s loom, with a gorgeous carpet on it, whereof the ground-vine tendrils formed the warp and woof, and the living flowers the figures. All the trees, with all their laden branches; all the shrubs, and ferns, and grasses; the message-carrying air; all these unceasingly were active. Through the lacings of the leaves, the great sun seemed a flying shuttle weaving the unwearied verdure.

Chapter CII: A Bower in the Arsacides.

But good bye, good bye, old mast-head! What’s this?—green? aye, tiny mosses in these warped cracks. No such green weather stains on Ahab’s head! There’s the difference now between man’s old age and matter’s. But aye, old mast, we both grow old together; sound in our hulls, though, are we not, my ship? Aye, minus a leg, that’s all.

Chpater CXXXV: The Chase—Third Day.

Monty Cascade Hiker VanderBilt, Boulder River, April 18, 2009 in Tulker, Washington

Image: Monty “Cascade Hiker” VanderBilt: Boulder River, April 18, 2009 in Tulker, Washington.
See the Collection Signifying the Whale, powereed by New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Kate, yes that’s right folks, Moss: The White Stripes: I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself from: Elephant, 2003.

Written by Wolf

19. May 2012 at 12:01 am

Posted in Laderaum

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