Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

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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 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.

 ©2013 mamasemptynest.wordpress.com

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8 responses

    • We lived in the Pacific Northwest for a few years and loved our trips to the coast. This is one of the photos I took way back then; I’ve always thought it was a pretty good shot. Of course, the coastline there offers gorgeous settings. Glad you liked it!

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    • I learned that poem in elementary school I think. I too am reminded of it every time I see an ocean view. I took this photo many years ago when we lived in the Pacific Northwest. It’s from one of our many visits to the Oregon coast. Glad you liked it!

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