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Sea Fever Quote/Poem Challenge
 
© © Hilary Locke

Sea Fever Quote/Poem Challenge



I love the rhythm of this poem but I'm not entirely happy with the LO!

 

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 gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray 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.

 

John Masefield

 

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C.C very welcome. TFL

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I love your stormy blue background and the lovely blending! I remember that poem. It looks wonderful here. I like the title on its side, too.

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I love it all! Wonderful poem and I think the background is perfect! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

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