Weekend quote - Antiphilos from Byzantium

Oh, would you just give me a straw mat at the bow, flaps above it would hiss from spray slap. Fire would burst between two stones, above it a pot would sing empty bubbles. Oh, if you'd show me the dirty deck boy, and give me a wood plank for a table, simple sail would be tablecloth, a game of "push-pull", a whistle, the sailors' talk. Such luck happened to me just yesterday, to me, the guy who likes simple things