Photographers and Poets

Inner Harbor of Cape Ann MA ~ USA

The photo above is our creative inner harbor where many of the fish processing plants are. As we move further into the twenty first century, there is less fishing and more promotion of tourism. It is a beautiful part of the world.

We are linked today to a photography blog and a haiku blog.

Our World Tuesday Meme

Tackle It Tuesday

The photo above and below are both of the inner Harbor of Cape Ann. My haiku is below for Tackle It Tuesday with a theme prompt of 'back to basics'.


step one starts journey
many paths in life each day
beginning with one.

too far down life path
back to basics, renew self
center, focus, simple.

keeping it simple
part of the basics to life
dance the two step rag.

'Working Boat' docked for the Night

Hugs and namaste,


We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day ~ especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: ' Poetry affords us a respite in which we gather renewed strength for the old struggle to adapt to reality'. ~ Robert Haven Schauffler


  1. Lovely presentation. So good to see your world.
    I like the lines too. :)
    Have a great week ahead.

  2. Love that last line: "Dance the two step rag."
    Splendid harbor shots, by the way.

    Cheers ... visiting from Our World Tuesday.

    Now, here's something completely different:

  3. Love that first shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Beautiful pics! Love the poetry, too!

  5. Your harbour photos are beautiful. The time of day just adds that bit of atmosphere.

  6. Hi Carol, from one port and the sea, you can always make great photos, they show us you are here, and thank you again for your love caressers ArtMuseDog ...

    best wishes for Tuesday from Geli

  7. Hello Carol, this is a wonderful series of haiku on 'back to basic', it's a lovely read, but not entirely as the theme was meant, but I think that I wasn't clear enough in my blog-post for this week. I had hoped to see a classical haiku. Anyway these haiku are wonderful.

  8. Hi there - I like the row of floats along the edge of the boat.

    My moth just sat there unmoving - it even let me go back to the car to get a macro lens!

    Stewart M - Australia

  9. motivating set of haiku...beautifully penned.

  10. I like the peacefulness in the first picture carol. Thanks for the motivation I got from this post. A good way to start my day.

  11. nice pics of the inner harbor.....and I felt relaxed by your set....maybe Saturday we'll dance the two-step rag together!

  12. Could be used as postcards ! excellent pictures !

  13. Gloucester and the rest of Cape Ann is indeed a beautiful place!

  14. I would think the tourist are drawn to the coastal cities. Lovely photos and a pretty haiku!

  15. I firmly believe the sea beckons all in some magical way.
    As a formally active scuba diver, my happy place is in the water.
    I'm surprised you don't refer to your dog as Salty. lol kidding

    I love photos with or in water. Warm feeling!

  16. Beautiful photos of the waterfront. The quietness is very relaxing after what would have been a bustling day.

  17. I enjoyed reading your haiku and loved the accompanying photos.

  18. Your harbor photos are enchanting. It takes certain talent to pick out the good angles! Nice write Carol!



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