This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sea Fever!!!

In these days where one blurs into the other...blissful salty blue days...my mind keeps going over the same poem...so I thought, out of my head and post about this fabulous poem which was taught back in my school days and has never really left me...Sea Fever by John Masefild~1878-1967~English Poet Laureate 1930-1967~
To many...simply known as the Poet who wrote about the sea...also known as a Novelist, Dramatist and Journalist. John Masefield's literary career was rich and varied...he is again being recognized for his wide range encompassing ballads, nature poetry, and mythological narrative and for his attempt to make poetry a popular art...So here is Sea Fever...
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 grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey 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.
Above 2 shots taken at Constitution Dock, Hobart ~Tasmania~
Couldn't resist the Pirate Print...part of a limited edition by Chris Collingwood ~Blackbeard the Terrible otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond c.1718~
Conjures up all sorts of images I think!!!
Happened by the Print at The Swingin Anchor Cafe at Stanley ~Tasmania~ with a very decorative window including this lovely boat with awesome sails!!!

Seagulls having a rest on our beach...now it's off to the sea again for me later on today...and to enjoy another salty blue day...sea temperature 22c!!!

22 comments:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh that last pic of the sea! I'm freezing where I am...heavy socks and a fire going. Enjoy the beach life, D.
Catherine

Fer said...

Thought I recognised Constitution Dock! It was certainly a hive of activity after the Sydney to Hobart finished. :o)

Lurline's Place said...

Vaguely remember that beautiful poem - oh, my goodness, that's really showing my age - you, too, I guess, LOL!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful poem. Did you still know it by heart? Our temperature differ about 40C. They're forecasting -20 for us tonight. Quite unusual.
Hope you had a nice stay at the sea!

Roosamamma said...

Oh, it is a beautiful beach - I need to wait for 5 months until the temperature will be +20 here.
With hugs,
Roosamamma

The Pink Poodle said...

what a gorgeous poem..and love the pics!
happy belated christmas & new years..

looking forward to your blogs in 2009..
hope you are keeping to any resolutions?!! i dont think i am!!

xx andrea

Micki said...

I loved the pics and the poem. It does remind me of our beaches! We are in the depths of winter, so no swimming now. I am cold, cold, cold.
Micki

a good yarn said...

Now let's see (sorry about the pun) - poems, the sea...

"The fair bleeze blew, the white foam flew, the furrow followed free" - Ryme of the Ancient Mariner, S.T. Coleridge

"Sloe black, slow, black, crow black, fishing boat bobbbing sea" - Under Milkwood, Dylan Thomas.

Two bits of poetry from my old school days that I've never forgotten. Sad really...

(I shall resist the temptation to type the pirate's catchphrase- just)

Cheers...Ann :)

Natalija said...

Greetings from Italy :)
I'm a new one here, I found your blog via "Daisy Quilts". I was a lucky winner of Robyn's giveaway :)

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hi, Dzintra,
Thanks for the visit and the very kind words. I love the sea poem! I can see and hear and smell everything he says!
Blessings,
BILL

Kath said...

Hi, Dzintra, we have a mutual freind in Micki, I love the doll-pin you made her, she is a lucky girl.
I just stopped by to say hello and read your fascinating Blog. I care for adults with learning disabilities. No where else I have ever arrived at work to be greeted by smiles and hugs and cries of "I'm so pleased to see you". I'm sure Jo-jo must be a delight to your family. love Kath in England www.railway.cottage.blogspot.com

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

You really know how to tug at a lakeside lassie's heart... 22C I don't think my bath was that warm.
So are you an Aussie mate or a Tasmanian?
xo Susan

Paris Atelier said...

Those images are so lovely! It looks like a wonderful and free way to spend some time! I can almost smell teh salty air in the last photo! So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing! I might walk around today saying "ahoy matey" to everydody!
xoxo
Judith~

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Have those Pirates carried you away yet to a magical place...Hope the weather has been lovely for you, weather here is going to reach the high 30's next couyple of days so sounds like I'll be going to the beach.
Andrea

Leslie said...

Lovely poem and photos too. Happy New Year to you Dzintra! Wish it were so warm here-only 28 degrees this morning on my drive in to work! If it's gotta be this cold, I want SNOW! We haven't had but a sprinkle of it so far this winter.

Thanks for visiting me and for your kind words!

Much love to you in 2009,
Leslie

Christine said...

dearest Dzintra,

what a lovely place to be on a fine winter's day. Such a lovely poem...
we have run out of snow and I dream of beautiful warm days.
thank you for coming for a visit~
wishing you a wonderful New Year,
x Christine

Jeni said...

Hi Dzintra
love the poem ...makes you feel very calm after reading it...thanks for sharing
love Tassie have been about 9 times in the last 10 years constitution dock is my favourite and then the markets

MelsRosePlace said...

Lovely, lovely post Ingrid. I am really feeling the need to move back near the sea...we are only about a 20 min drive but i would love to walk, and walk, and walk, Mel xxx

Oma aka Meme said...

alas- this poor prairie girl has never even seen the sea or been to the sea but I surely would if I could- and I know I would go again= been off playing hooky so thought it best I step in and say HAPPY NEW YEAR

hugs Meme

Micki said...

I had to add that you have been tagged...check it out at my site. Great pics, as I said before!
Micki

chiara said...

How strange it seems to look at these summer pictures! Nice poem and seagulls..a wonderful picture! I hope that one day I'll see something of your beautiful country.
hugs

Annabelle said...

Long time since I have visited but not too late to see that you too have been bitten by Edward....hehe!
As always the scenery is magical and the sea calls out to me. Looking to see if the family can escape to an island in the Caribbean in late Spring.... certainly hope so! Love the poem Dzintra.
xxx Annabelle

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