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and a fair wind blowin’ …


Sea Fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way, where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

– John Masefield, 1913


5 thoughts on “To the sea again …

  1. That’s beautiful. And a more apt choice that you may realize. Maybe it’s a New England thing, but “ships are us” so to speak. And lighthouses.

    Thank you. This is so lovely!

    1. jcalberta says:

      I hoped it might touch you.

      Now … if I could write just one poem like that in this lifetime …

      1. I am also not a poet. At least I have the grace to recognize my lack of poetic talent, so I settle for posting (and reciting) the work of those who were wonderful. This is one of my all time favorites.

  2. Reblogged this on SERENDIPITY and commented:
    Because it’s beautiful … and brings back memories …

  3. Garry Armstrong says:

    Beautiful. So very beautiful.

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