I’m trying to figure out these themes and now the whole shebang is not working right. Second try with the feature post. That was what I wrote when trying to use a magazine theme with the feature post section. It really was a struggle to learn, but since then I have mastered it with that theme and others. It was one of Brian Gardner’s designs, and learning how to master the “feature posts” also taught me how to use custom fields.

all along the avenue

all along the avenue

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Black lie the hills; swiftly doth daylight flee;
   And, catching gleams of sunset's dying smile,
   Through the dusk land for many a changing mile
The river runneth softly to the sea.
O happy river, could I follow thee!
   O yearning heart, that never can be still!
   O wistful eyes, that watch the steadfast hill,
Longing for level line of solemn sea!
Have patience; here are flowers and songs of birds,
   Beauty and fragrance, wealth of sound and sight,
   All summer's glory thine from morn till night,
And life too full of joy for uttered words.
Neither am I ungrateful; but I dream
   Deliciously how twilight falls to-night
   Over the glimmering water, how the light
Dies blissfully away, until I seem
To feel the wind, sea-scented, on my cheek,
   To catch the sound of dusky, flapping sail,
   And dip of oars, and voices on the gale
Afar off, calling low, -- my name they speak!
O Earth! thy summer song of joy may soar
   Ringing to heaven in triumph. I but crave
   The sad, caressing murmur of the wave
That breaks in tender music on the shore.

~poem by Celia Thaxter

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