SEA FEVER

SEA FEVER

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 gray mist on the sea’s face, and a gray 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 marry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

By John Masefield

http://www.keylimesailingclub.com for a great place to stay!

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