In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue, by Jean Marzollo

By
Real Estate Agent with Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California) 01338415
http://actvra.in/496t

Columbus DayColumbus Day...  We all learned this poem growing up.  I forgot most of the words, but for Columbus Day I thought I would post the words to the poem.  

By Jean Marzollo

In 1492

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians!  Indians!"  Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.

The first American?  No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.


-Chris Alston

Do you follow me on twitter? www.twitter.com/chris_alston

Are you a fan on facebook? www.facebook.com/realestatetrainer

Are we friends on facebook? www.facebook.com/chrisalston

Posted by

 

Chris Alston

 

Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

408-850-6955

408-850-6956 fax

calston@kw.com

www.LivePlaySiliconValley.com

 

Find me on:

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the graph to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Addicted to Active Rain
Keller Williams Active Rain Bloggers
Realtors®
WeBlog Anything (almost)!
Tags:
columbus day
jean marzollo

Comments 15 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the key to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
877,491
Ronald DiLalla
No. Orange Cty Real Estate
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824

Hi Chris, never hear this one.  thanks for sharing.

October 10, 2011 02:27 AM
Ambassador
410,685
Susan Goulding
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

Nice -- interesting tidbit.  Did you know the Miliatary Academies - AKA West Point, United States Air Force Adacemy, Citadel, students have TODAY off as a holiday.  The interesting fact is that they do not have VETERAN's Day off.  Strange, yes?

 

October 10, 2011 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,444,140
Laura Cerrano
Authentic Feng Shui Expert
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island

o yes that very familiar poem about Mr. Columbus :) thanks for sharing Chris, have a great day!

October 10, 2011 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
824,184
Marc Swartz
CPA, CA - Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario

Hi Chris - Have a fantastic Columbus Day.  We are celebrating Thanskgiving Day in Canada.

October 10, 2011 06:37 AM
Ambassador
491,152
Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

Ronald - We had to learn it in school!

October 10, 2011 11:32 AM
Ambassador
491,152
Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

Sysan - Now that is interesting!!!  huh...

October 10, 2011 11:32 AM
Ambassador
491,152
Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

Thanks Carole - You too!

October 10, 2011 11:32 AM
Ambassador
491,152
Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

Marc - Oh yeah!!!  I forgot abou that! :)

October 10, 2011 11:33 AM
Rainer
206,989
Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP

HI Chris~

In fourth grade, this poem got me a good grade in history!

Happy Columbus Day from Seattle,

October 10, 2011 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
631,985
Dawn A Fabiszak
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado

Hey Chris, the only words of this poem that I recognized were the first 2 phrases.

October 10, 2011 11:29 PM
Ambassador
491,152
Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

HA!  Fun Judi!

October 10, 2011 11:29 PM
Ambassador
1,431,918
Jennifer Fivelsdal
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571

Chris never saw this poem before.  What I know of Columbus was that the nice Arawak Indians (Jamaica) were partly extincted in Jamaica because of his stop there.  The Arawaks also had to deal with another warlike Indian Tribe called Caribs who were Cannibals.

Columbus adventure means different things to different people and is fascinating.

October 11, 2011 09:09 AM
Ambassador
1,088,787
Joni Staples
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties

I echo Dawn's comment at #10. So thanks for giving us the rest of the verses! :)))

October 11, 2011 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
701,851
Ann Hayden
SelectAnn.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri

Chris,

I must have learned this too!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

October 11, 2011 11:39 PM
Anonymous #15
Anonymous
dude wheres my car

hey where da white women at??????????

November 02, 2012 08:54 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the cat to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Ambassador
491,152

Chris Alston

Silicon Valley, California
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the flag to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information