To a Waterfowl, William Cullen Bryant

To a Waterfowl

by William Cullen Bryant

      Whither, ‘midst falling dew,
While glow the heavens with the last steps of day,
Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue
Thy solitary way?

     Vainly the fowler’s eye
Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong,
As, darkly painted on the crimson sky,
Thy figure floats along.

     Seek’st thou the plashy brink
Of weedy lake, or marge of river wide,
Or where the rocking billows rise and sink
On the chafed ocean side?

      There is a Power whose care
Teaches thy way along that pathless coast,–
The desert and illimitable air,–
Lone wandering, but not lost.

     All day thy wings have fann’d
At that far height, the cold thin atmosphere:
Yet stoop not, weary, to the welcome land,
Though the dark night is near.

     And soon that toil shall end,
Soon shalt thou find a summer home, and rest,
And scream among thy fellows; reeds shall bend
Soon o’er thy sheltered nest.

    Thou’rt gone, the abyss of heaven
Hath swallowed up thy form; yet, on my heart
Deeply hath sunk the lesson thou hast given,
And shall not soon depart.

    He, who, from zone to zone,
Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight,
In the long way that I must tread alone,
Will lead my steps aright.

When I was in high school I remember learning about this poem in our English class. My professor was so deep reading this poem in front of the class. I have loved Literature since then. Two days ago, I wrote something about Robert Frost’s In White and Design poems. I had some idea on his thoughts about him questioning the design that was seemingly like fate. His poems was in contrast to Cullen Bryant’s ‘To a Waterfowl’ which tells that someone Divine is taking care of the waterfowl and that Someone is leading the bird’s steps aright. This poem is deep, heart-touching and peaceful.


Carrie Underwood sings How Great Thou Art

Here’s some really good news.Carrie Underwood sings the gospel song How Great Thou Art in a music awards night. The song manages to bring down the house with applause and standing ovation and the internet with searches for the actual video when she sang the song.

I believe it touched a single soul and such a time like this, to be bold enough to stand by your convictions to honor our Creator is one of the best courage that we can have. It is not easy to stand – especially when you are a celebrity and a lot of people are looking to you, but all the more they should do it as they have the reach to millions. It is a great privilege to be use a channel of His love.

Long Term Careers, Is Your Job Listed?

I was browsing yahoo when it lead me to an article that shares of careers that are built to last. I’m currently an Online Producer and although my job is not listed, I’d like to share their list.

Career #1 – Paralegals
Average Pay: $50,080

Career #2 – Accountants
Average Pay: $67,430*

Career #3 – Nurses
Average Pay: $66,530

Career #4 – Police Officers
Average Pay: $55,180

Career #5 – Teachers
Average Pay: $53,150 to $55,150

Career #6 – Tax Collectors
Average Pay: $53,800

Career #7 – Budget Analysts
Average Pay: $69,240

Why are they built to last? Check the link for more info at YAHOO EDUCATION.

Tumbler Photo Blog

A photoblog (or photolog, or phlog) is a form of photo sharing and publishing in the format of a blog (short for weblog). It differs from a blog through the predominant use of and focus on photographs rather than text.

I started photo-blogging when I joined tumblr (pronounced tumbler) and I was inspired by the posts of bloggers. As we all know, web-blogging is different from photo-blogging in terms of content. As web-blogging may mean more of text, photo-blogging is more of pictures.

For my photoblogs, I use my HTC and an free app from Android called Vignette. Vignette, in photography, is any process by which there is loss in clarity towards the corners and sides of an image. For me it is somewhat like lomo effect (unique, colorful, and sometimes blurry) but with a focus on the center and fades off on the edges. It is also a common feature on toy cameras.   The term can also be used in literature, road tax, psychology and many others.

This app gives different effects as so vignette is one. Lomo, toy cam, B&W, leaky, velvia and other effects are also available in this app.


Pagsambang Wagas Live Recording

pagsambang wagas poster
On March 29, 2011, Musikatha held its first ever live praise and worship album recording at Music Museum entitled Pagsambang Wagas. To be part of its production as PA is really a blessing from above. I was able to hear the songs that touched my heart. I am waiting for the release of the album on June!