Thursday, May 20, 2010

I think I am going to have to make Thursday poems an event on my Google Calender

You will forgive me for being so tardy on my weekly poems because this week's is so good. I found it recently and absolutely adore it. Don't be surprised if I post it again in the future, it's simply too glorious not to keep sharing with people.

"Sea-Fever" by 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.

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