As I was cleaning out the storage/spare bed/craft room the other day I came across a little book I haven’t seen in a few years.
It is called ‘Newport Inspirations’ by Eileen O’Reilly. It contains verses, inspirations and drawings of Newport, RI. It was published in 1976 and is signed by the author.
I got this book on our honeymoon, when we visited Newport. I love Newport. We did the cliff walk and walked to see the lighthouse on Castle Hill. They have an Inn there, and we had dinner there that evening and this is where I picked up the book.
Castle Hill Inn is a pretty fancy restaurant/hotel. I love their beach themed rooms.
Or a home furnishings catalog, perhaps? I love the blue and white colors.
If I were to stay there, I wouldn’t want to leave! Their restaurant overlooks the bay and you can watch ships come in to Newport. A lighthouse is right next to the Inn, as well. Amazing views!
I’m leaving you with this lovely poem today:
At dawn a great ship came this way;
Towing down to the mouth of the bay,
Towing out for to meet the tide,
Bound round the world and a ways beside.
I wish I could her her bow wash thunder
When she weathers the Horn with her taffrail under;
I wish I could follow her white sails’ wonder!
I fish for lobsters out of a dory,-
Morning and morning the same old story.
…Hers the beauty, and hers the glory.
At dawn a tall ship came this way,
Dropping down to the foot of the bay,
Slipping out for to catch the tide,
Bound round creation and a ways beside.
-Edith Ballinger Price