Friday, June 10, 2011

"The blue unbroken circle of the sea"*

"Longing" by Judith Signoriello

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 sails shaking,
And the grey mist in 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 seagulls 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 ere the long trip’s over

Dover, photo credit, found here
"Pacific Ocean" by Lupen Grainne
"Day at the Beach" by Lupen Grainne
Bahamas, March 2011
Bahamas, March 2011
Cape Meares (Oregon), photo: Laini Taylor
"One with the Sea" by Robert Cadloff

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Beach near Bamfield, BC

* Title: Sara Teasdale, From the Sea


  1. Lovely post! I've always been fortunate enough to live by the sea. She's a loyal friend xo

  2. Thanks! : ) I grew up near the Pacific, but have been living in Montreal for about 6 years and though it's a lovely river-side island city it is just not the same as being on the coast.