Sunday, 31 August 2008

Sea Fever


I must 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 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 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.


~ Sea Fever By John Masefield (1878 -1967)

(English Poet Laureate ~ 1930 -1967)


Geisslein said...

and again such a nice picture!
i really like your work very very much! have a nice day!
sunny greetings from germany

Rachel said...

EH!! WOW!!
U r so MEGA talented...
Hope to see u soon...

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