Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day: The Perfect Storm

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 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;
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 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 quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

~I Must Go Down to the Sea, by John Masefield~

Brought to you by "fellow-rovers" Aunt Julie & Veggie Mom.

Time for Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Finish Fiesta, and we're playing along!


Susie said...

What a neat poem to caption that pictures:-)

Candid Carrie said...

Alright, VM ... I thought you wrote that poem. I am glad that you have such a tight relationship with your family. I will live through you.

Happy Fx4,



annie kelleher said...

love that poem! so sorry i missed uncle lynn's birthday and giveaway = ive been so busy in the gardens ive been just too too pooped to play on line. but i hope to catch up this weekend - its supposed to rain!

Lynda said...

I have always loved that poem.

Marrdy said...

I love that poem! And look at those two hot babes sitting by the shore. Great pictures.

Debbie said...

I'd love to be at the beach right this minute!

Sandi McBride said...

One of my favorite all time poems, thanks for sharing!
Happy May Day!!

~~tonya~~ said...

I can see you are on a beach, but that picture makes it look like it is cold.

Have a great weekend.

Tori_z said...

Very nice poem. Thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

What a cool picture! I thought you wrote that poem too! :)

Michelle said...

Oh what a great poem. And I'm with you on needing to head down to the seas! I love this one.