On our way…

February 2, 2008

out the door to San Diego.

Though this is too late for Poetry Friday (which I missed during yesterday’s madness), I wanted to post a ‘ocean-y’ poem (or two) anyway.


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.

By John Masefield (1878-1967)

And while this next one isn’t strictly ‘sea’…I love the way it flows…

“Seal Lullaby”

OH! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us,
And black are the waters that sparkled so green.
The moon, o’er the combers, looks downward to find us
At rest in the hollows that rustle between.
Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow;
Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease!
The storm shall not wake thee, nor shark overtake thee,
Asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.

By Rudyard Kipling

I love lullabies, I’m finding out. Hmm. I’ll have to post about that in the future.

Alrighty then, since I might have Internet access in SD, I might post. But then again, I might not.



One Response to “On our way…”

  1. Aisa Says:

    I love lullabies, too!! and that was a beautiful one. 😀 Thnx for sharing, Dev.

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