Monday, March 02, 2009

How I'm Feeling

I STILL have new poems to post, but today this poem by John Masefield sums up the thoughts in my head...


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 sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on 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 sea-gulls 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 the long trick's over.


Rainbow dreams said...

I know that call too Niki... it's born into us I think. I never knew as much until I moved away.

That poem takes me back instantly to a desk and a teacher, but I liked it back then too :)
Am pleased you're still writing...xx

Nikita said...

Think you're right there Katie, as per usual ;)

I never did it at school actually, can't quite remember how I found it. xxx

Oh if anyone wonders, it's called 'Sea Fever'

Anonymous said...

niki, van gogh once said that, “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore”....

good metaphor for life me thinks.....?

Nikita said...

It sounds perfect Paul, a brilliant metaphor for life.
*makes a note*
Hope you're well.

much2ponder said...

That is a beautiful poem. Don't know what it is exactly but it seems each year right around this time my soul is pulled to such a place as this.