Friday, 14 August 2015

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky...


This is a requested pic for someone no longer with us. (He didn't ask for it - someone alive asked for it. jus sayin) I've pasted in the accompanying poem. I love this poem but it does make me well up a bit. 
The poem is called Sea Fever and is by John Masefield; the pic is by me and is called '...the lonely sea and the sky...'
Sea Fever by John Masefield
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.


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4 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Love it! Happy Weekend.

montyandrosie said...

And to you, Joyce! x

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

So lovely

montyandrosie said...

Thank you, Gail. I do love this poem!