Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sea Fever - John Masefield

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.


  1. That's deep.

    Deep like a puddle.

    "Chris is Starving!"

  2. i don't thing all poetry has to be deep.

    sometimes it just means to evoke a certain emotion or setting for the reader.

    this blog is not a manifesto to meaningful poetry. this blog is a place for me to collect the words that have meant certain things to me at different points in my life.