2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Video shot by Peter Van Ness ~ Text of George Sibley’s Poem below:
Vickie Van Ness, Ericka Hyam (raffle winner) & Mayor Kirk take the plunge with over a hundred others at noon on January 1, 2012 at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA
In keeping with tradition, George Sibley began the festivities with a poem, but it was hard to hear. George was nice enough to give us a copy, so we could transcribe it here for those who missed it. It’s a good one.
Another year has passed since we last
gathered on this shore;
Cathy has again directed me to discharge
this rhyming chore.
Even though of harbor water we’re about to
get a tankful,
The fact we’re here with our fellows is itself
cause to be thankful.
To have our planet Earth, and upon it our
homes and lives;
Now we’re about to feel a wet chill which
both extinguishes and revives.
So as in the waters of this cove our last
year’s selves are smothered,
We have another year before us in which to
try to help others.