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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sea Fever


I needed this break! Here is a poem that sums up the past week. Read this way back in '94 - '95.

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.

- John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

14 comments:

Pallav said...

yieppeeee.. i m the first one to comment..
last lines stirrs
Welll written

Kartz said...

##Pallav
Ha ha... Well, the credit shd go to John Masefield. :)

Priya said...

Something different and liked it.

mona said...

expectations are never-ending... and probably thats the best part about being a human being!!!

something just cropped into my mind....

"i must down to the seas again,
and i do not ask for anything anymore,
may the journey be tiring or misty,
all i want, is to reach the right shore!!!"

the pink orchid said...

thanks for sharing this one Kartz.. it was lovely!!

americanising desi said...

i so wanan be the one to take this ride.
i need a break.. a long one!
but i dont find the reason to besides being a loner... which obviously is the last thing on my mind!

Kartz said...

##Priya
Yes, it is different in it's style. And appealing. :)

Kartz said...

##mona
Well said... :) Masefield wd ve liked it.

Kartz said...

##the pink orchid
The pleasure is all mine... Planning to start something like this - share some beautiful pieces of poetry.

Kartz said...

##americanising desi
Sponsor me, and ll tag along! :)

jayu said...

I have loved this poem all my life-and identified with it.

Thank you for posting it.

sawan said...

i feel like goin for a vacation :(

Kartz said...

##Jayu
A pleasure, Auntie! :)

Kartz said...

##Sawan
Break the shackles, bro'..!

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