Sea

“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.”

Poem, “Sea Fever” (1902), by English Poet Laureate John Masefield (1878-1967).
Sea Fever was my favorite poem from ages 10-12.
~Eowyn

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Siegfried
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Siegfried

Really nice!!!

Doc's wife
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Doc's wife

Beautiful, Eowyn! I remember that poem from English Literature.

Beverly
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Beverly

To walk in your neighborhood brings a recharge to my soul.

josephbc69
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“The Sea is as Deep in a Calm as in a Storm….”
from a sermon by John Donne

dan
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Eowyn…thanks,so much, I hadn’t read that…I was going through a classical phase back then….always good to broaden ones horizons.
Really makes me long to get out on the water,sigh. Well, thanks to you I was able to take a wee armchair voyage.
Joseph: It’s many a moon since I read John Donne.I’ll be looking this one up….as well as John Masefield’s other works.I just love this interwebs thing,lol’s

Judy
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Thanks, Eowyn. That was exactly what I needed, today. Breathing a little easier now.

K. aka Kel
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K. aka Kel

🙂 BEAUTIFUL 🙂