Goin’ Home

An old seafarer’s song of farewell… sung to the hauntingly beautiful tune of ‘Largo’ (Second Movement of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 – “From the New World”). It was an honour to sing this (as part of the Gold Coast City Choir) at two recent Anzac Day ceremonies (during the laying of the wreaths). When I captured this image at Redcliffe a week ago, it seemed to fit perfectly together with the song.

Going home. Going home. I’m a-going home.
Quiet-like some still day, I’m just going home.

It’s not far, just close by, through an open door.
Work all done, cares laid by, Going to roam no more;

Mother’s there expecting me, Father’s waiting, too.
Lot’s of folks gathered there. All the friends I knew.


Morning star lights the way, restless dream all done.
Shadows gone, break of day, real life just begun.

There’s no break, there’s no end, just a-living on;
Wide awake, with a smile, going on and on.

Going home. Going home, I’m just going home.
It’s not far, just close by, through an open door.


Image captured at Redcliffe, 5th May 2009.

[Creative Effects: Colour removal, Sepia filter, Contrast/Brightness/Shadow adjustments with Photoshop CS3]


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  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 5 years ago

    Stunning lighting and tones, this is truly gorgeous……….the light rays are magical………and love the song ….

  • Thank-you Tracey Mac, for your terrific feedback. It was a most spectacular and stormy sunrise over Moreton Bay. And it is indeed a beautiful song too :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Keiran!

  • Oh thank-you RavenSoul :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38about 5 years ago

    This is truly gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank-you so much Bonita :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacabout 5 years ago

    stunning capture! fantastic lighting!

  • Wow, thank-you GerryMac, for your wonderful words :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago


  • Thank-you Isa… :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 5 years ago

    really lovely, beautiful tones x

  • Thank-you Linda, for your lovely words :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful and emotive photograph Keiran – I can somehow feel the emotion of Anzac Day within the ripples of this image! Don’t know the tune but the words are lovely. Were you singing at Redcliffe with the GCCChoir? (you must be able to sing well!!)

  • Thank-you Vicki. Maybe you might recognise the tune? Nah, the Gold Coast City Choir performed at Robina and Surfers on Anzac Day. It was an emotional day of singing.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    Need to get my eyes checked Keiran – or my brain serviced…. 2 weeks ago was not the end of April. CRAFT disease has descended upon me…. sorry!

  • Ah yes… as a fellow long-term sufferer of CRAFT disease, I completely understand! Heheheh.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusabout 5 years ago

    Really stunning image Keiran from the sunburst to the rolling waves..beautiful work my friend

  • Thank-you so much blueeyesjus… Fantastic to hear from you. You have some fascinating new images in your portfolio – I will check ’em out when I get a minute :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    That music is hauntingly beautiful and is so appropriate for ANZAC day – thanks for the link, Keiran. It would have been great to hear on the day, it is difficult for me to imagine with the words but it would have been amazing, I am sure!

  • No worries Vicki. Yeah, it did seem like a very appropriate song for ANZAC Day. I was honoured to be a part of the choir :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

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