POET'S LAIR info
I don't think this thread has been posted before - I'll soon find out, but post here a favourite or well liked poem or verse, military or otherwise, for public enjoyment.
Here's one of mine:
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.
John Masefield 1878-1967.
(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)
Last edited by Padre; June 27th, 2007 at 10:18..
Reason: first line was out of kilter