I remember studying a poem in school years go, maybe when I was 11 or 12 years old, or perhaps just 10. More accurately I remember just two lines of it:
"home is the sailor home from the sea
and the hunter home from the hill"
Those lines struck a cord with me years ago, and still do. I googled them this morning and came up with two poets who included these lines in their poems. A.E Housman, an English Classical scholar born is 1859, wrote 'Home is the Sailor', and Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish poet, wrote 'Requiem'. I think it was the Stevenson version we studied, but its not really relevant.
Now I feel 'home' is more of a concept than a place. Home is where I find my nourishment, its more of a feeling than a place.
I am very happy to call this Earth my home.
I'm linking this to Friday My Town Shoot Out!