Monday, November 16, 2015

Lighthouse #6 - Dice Head Light

Happy Monday to you all. Today's Lighthouse installment is Dice Head Light. Linking to Blue Monday and Smiling Sally.

Click on the "history" tab on this one, and you will see that Jacob Shelburne was the first lighthouse keeper and he wrote this little poem.

I always rise before the sun
And up the winding stairs I run
Put out the light, when that is done
Another day is just begun.

So pass my time from day to day
While months and years do roll away
And when the evening doth return
Behold the lamps begin to burn

Both bright & clear
To show the vessels how to steer
And if they steer well to the right
They’ll clear the shoal above the light.

The light should be on the other side
Where the channel is both deep and wide
But some Castine men or ginus [genius] bright
Said we will petition for a light.

They owned the Head, the rocks and land
Is a fact we understand
That was the reason why they said
It shall be built on Dice’s Head

Have a great week!

Linda Kay


Lea said...

Nice lighthouse photo!
Love the poem!
Have a great week!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Yours was a well-composed picture. Nice poem too!

TexWisGirl said...

cute poem. he must have been a character. :)

SmilingSally said...

Hello Linda Kay,

What a treat you've shared today. Thanks for playing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Gail said...

The only light house I ever visited was Tybee Island. It will always be with me.

Lin Floyd said...

interesting story in the poem...

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Mike said...

I guess it doesn't matter where the lighthouse is as long as you can see it and know the relationship of the rocks to it.

Marcie Barack Lankford Ramsey Constantin said...

a light house is nice near a bay.

Linda W. said...

Another wonderful lighthouse! Enjoyed your photo.

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful lighthouse!

Nonnie said...

Great pic and I really enjoyed that poem! Thanks for sharing. I was reminded of the illustration a lot of pastors have used about the lighthouse. Do you know the one I'm referring to?

DeniseinVA said...

Love the photo and the poem. Enjoy your week :)

b.."E" said...

love that we both are sharing lighthouses this week. way cool, Linda Kay. hope you are well. it is a glorious day in VA. i love fall weather like this. too perfect. take care. ( :

NC Sue said...

Nice photo, and a very cool poem to accompany it!
I hope you'll come link up at

Amy at love made my home said...

That really is a fabulous lighthouse! xx

Anvilcloud said...

What a job to be a lighthouse keeper. Fun poem.

Gosia k said...

what a great lighthouse and poem

Joy H said...

Beautiful Lighthouse! I have a "lighthouse" bathroom. :)
Have a great week!
Joy @ Books and Life

Revrunner said...

There's always a critic in every house. :-)

genie said...

I missed seeing a little bit of red on this beautiful lighthouse. They are one of my things to go and see. And the poem is absolutely wonderful. It tells the story so well.

Grantham Lynn said...

Great photo. Interesting poem. I was inviting everyone that linked today to vote for Sally.
But I'm featuring you on Wednesday. (And I'll invite your friends too) So well good luck to you both!
Hope you have a great week.

Jeanne said...

Hello Linda Kay, I am so pleased to hear from you after neglecting my blog friends for over a month. Thank goodness our Paris flight home was two weeks ago. How sad for the people of France.

The lighthouse post is really interesting. The poem was a delight. I imagine it could be a very lonely job.

Have a great week.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

There's something so romantic about light houses and their keeper's. This is a beauty and the poem is wonderful! x Karen

Tom said...

You really ARE the lighthouse lady!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Lovely poem, and a another great lighthouse.

Cherdo said...

What is it about lighthouses that is so magnetic? We never pass one up. I've often fantasized about living in one. Thanks, Linda!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Linda;
Oh, I love the first lighthouse keeper's poem♡♡♡ And Beautiful picture of light house with bluish color☆☆☆
Thank you SO much for your thoughtful comment despite my absence. I really appreciate your sweet words♪ A bit sad thinking my 3 late family is no longer in the parents' house and grave(^^;)
I do hope you are having a wonderful week(♡˘◡˘♡)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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