If Once You Have Slept On An Island
If once you have slept on an island
You’ll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name.
You may bustle about in street and shop
You may sit at home and sew,
But you’ll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.
You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep,
But you’ll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.
Oh! you won’t know why and you can’t say how
Such a change upon you came,
But once you have slept on an island,
You’ll never be quite the same.
From TAXIS AND TOADSTOOLS by Rachel Field. Copyright 1926 by Penguin Random
House LLC. Copyright renewed 1953 by Arthur S. Pederson. Used by permission
of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
Have you dreamt about spending the night on an island? Seguin Island accepts reservations and a donation to spend the night in an authentic historic Maine lighthouse in our guest quarters or sleep under the stars and light of the tower at our campground. Immerse yourself on modern day Seguin Island – experience the sights of ospreys, gulls and bald eagles, crashing waves, the Seguin foghorn, lobster boat engines, the on-island keepers telling tales and other visitors enjoying their experience. A tour of the lighthouse is provided by the keepers. This members-only experience will create memories that will last a lifetime.
For more information or to schedule your visit contact [email protected] or call (207)443-4808