Thursday, June 26, 2008

Skywatching


Sea-Fever
by John Masefield

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.

Visit Wom Tigley to see all the other Skywatchers and to join us!

42 comments:

asthmagirl said...

Lovely... Just lovely!

TSannie said...

Quiet sleep and a sweet dream....what more could anyone want at the end?

Beautiful SWF, dear friend.

xoabb

noble pig said...

This is really a beautifully written verse. I love the repetition of the lines. It's as if the sea is swaying back and forth.

Snap Catch said...

Great SWF entry! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Lilli & Nevada said...

very pretty

Powell River Books said...

Sky and water, my favourite combination. I invite you to come see my sky watching telescopes. - Margy

Gary said...

Wonderfully peaceful.

Happy SWF.
Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

SandyCarlson said...

Great photo and wonderful poem. The longing to be at the sea captured in those words is palpable. So is the warmth of the day this photo shares.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm glad I decided to make a comeback.
If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This is such a pretty and peaceful scene. Wonderful skywatch

Old Wom Tigley said...

Just to let you know I have visited and seen your post. I thank you for joining in this week and being part of the Sky Watch community.
Tom :O)

winetipper said...

Another inviting image for a Friday. Nuthin' but blue skies do I see...

kim-d said...

Ahhh...tranquil, peaceful, beautiful. I will be stalking regularly today, whenever I need a calming moment. Thank you for that.

Snooty Primadona said...

Lovely poetry and a picture of perfect serenity. Great minds do often think alike (wink!).

Fat & Sassy said...

Ditto...what the Noble Pig said!!!!
How very peaceful that would be to go and float on the sea instead of feeling like I am in the eye of the storm all the time...
BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa J said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I just love seeing the Skywatching pictures from so many. My sky is black and wet right now. But I still love it. Have a great weekend.

Indrani said...

Wow! Great shot. I watched wide eyed.

Keetha said...

So evocative. I admire people who, you know, read poetry. I feel a bit smarter actually because I know you.

Daryl said...

Nice ..both verse and pix .. did you know the link at Tom's take 'you' to your Weds. photo!

Just sayin'


:-Daryl

Leigh said...

Gorgeous shot! Nothing like sailing the seas.....beautiful!


BTW I love the name of this blog!

Dragonstar said...

Sky and sea - just beautiful! I always loved that Masefield poem.

kellypea said...

Gorgeous poem to go with that very peaceful shot. Ahhh...

Jules said...

sweet verse

chrome3d said...

Thank you for your peaceful sky watch.

Gallicissa said...

fabulous hues of blue. I like this Skywatch entry.

Meg said...

Thank you for this, it's simply beautiful and it made my Friday even better!

Lea said...

Wishing you a bright and beautiful SWF! Mine's up too. Wander on over if you like.

Bright Blessings,
L

For The People said...

Very nice! SWF

nonizamboni said...

Now I remember why I liked this poem so much! What a spectacular photo and the poem is the icing on the cake.
Thanks for sharing!

Petunia said...

AS long as the sea is nice I could like this but not in bad weather....
But your shot is nice :)

Petunia's SWF

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful, peaceful, serenity-inducing photo. Wonderful Sky Watch.

eyestothesky said...

peaceful and relaxing just what i need. Have a great weekend!

me ann my camera said...

I remember that beautiful poem from my school days. Lovely photo too.
ann at varying seasons

Dave Coulter said...

Wonderful shot. Well done!

Kacey said...

wow, beautiful shot! Loved the poem too. Haven't read/heard that in forever. Thanks for sharing.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a sunny, summery wonderful shot and paired with the perfect poem! Thank you for your kind comments and thoughtful words on my blog.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

What a wonderful summer day!

The Over-Medicated Housewife said...

What a great Friday post. Thanks for that!

Dancin' Fool said...

How lovely. A days sailing would be so nice too. A very peaceful shot.

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

holly said...

i LOVE that shot! and nice poem combo. although now, with the sailboat, "sailing" is stuck in my head.

Debbie said...

Very appropriate photo and post for someone wanting to "get away from it all"! The photo is beautiful and I love the blue...so vibrant! The poem...took me back and I feel the same...

Great SWF Mama!