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"SEA FEVER"
BY
jOHN MASEFIELD

A
SALUTE
to
the poet

on behalf of sailors
world wide
by

Captain Rod Williams
aboard
his
beloved
"APOLLO TRIMARAN"
in Hawaiian
waters

"SEA FEVER"

I must go down to the sea again,  to the lonely sea and 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;

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 a quiet sleep and a sweet dream

When the long trip's over.

Poet
John Masefield
was born in Lebury England
in 1878 & died in 1967

 

"Apollo" at anchor on island of Lanai

and

in front of the Maui Sheraton
 
 

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