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'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 sprume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gyspy 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 a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick is over.
John Masefield (1878-1967)
For my first post of 2013 I am have shared with you my favourite poem about the sea. My great great grandfather spent most of his working life at sea and travelled around the world (including China, Canada, New Zealand and Australia) from the 1850's to 1880's and I always think of him when I read this! The photographs above, apart from the sunrise and moon, have been taken this week as always, I love to be down by the sea.
We would like to thank everyone so much for your comments in the last post, they helped and encouraged us so much. There have been many that have told me that they are experiencing health problems too and we are thinking of you all too and send you our best wishes.
And finally welcome to my new followers Greenthumb and Stephen from HA Missions.it is lovely to have you on board!
Hoping the first weekend of 2013 is a good one for you too.