Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sail Away (#1)

Cupecoy Beach in Sint Maarten, Netherland Antilles 
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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photo by me © 2010


  1. So beautiful! What I wouldn't give to be there right now!

  2. oh how I would love to be there right now!! Thank you for the post that transported me out of the moment.

  3. That's a gorgeous photo - and I love the poem!

  4. Wow!!
    Looks beautiful
    it belongs to us but I was never there .......... LOL
    I want once visit it :-)

  5. I would love to go to the ocean again. A nice warm beach would be nice.
    LOVE the photo and the poem.
    Have a wonderful Easter.

  6. So beautiful! I like that poem a lot too.

  7. Gorgeous! Wow! Thanks for sharing this picture and poem!

  8. Oh Wow---Let's GO.. I'm ready!!!!! We went to St. Maartens in 2001--and loved it.

    Happy Easter to you and yours, Margaret.

  9. Beautiful view and lovely poem. Thanks for sharing both.
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. what a lovely scene..wish to be sitting here one day!

  11. Beautiful photo and the poem is wonderful!

  12. This is lovely, and such a wonderful poem, too.

    Funny, I've realized just in the past few days how much more I get from the classic poems now than when I read them as a teenager. I think it has something to do with a more nuanced understanding of our language, don't you? Nice to feel learning doesn't end with school.

  13. I am totaly impressed with this photo especially when I enlarged it. I simply couldn't stop looking at it. And, the poem that goes with it is great.


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