Courtney Roberts, M.A.
Director, Canaveral Research Center
COMMENTS OR REQUESTS?
HEARKEN to the REED-FLUTE,
How it complains,
Lamenting its banishment from its home:
"Ever since they tore me from my osier bed,
My plaintive notes have moved men and women to tears.
I burst my breast, striving to give vent to sighs,
And to express the pangs of my yearning for my home.
He who abides far away from his home
Is ever longing for the day he shall return.
My walling is heard in every throng,
In concert with them that rejoice and them that weep.
Each interprets my notes in harmony with his own feelings,
But not one fathoms the secrets of my heart."
Canaveral - from the Spanish for canebreak, or reed-bed