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John Masefield

(1878-1967)

  • A Creed
       I HOLD that when a person dies
  • A Wanderer's Song
       A WIND'S in the heart of me, a fire's in my heels,
  • Beauty
       I HAVE seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills
  • C.L.M.
       IN the dark womb where I began
  • Captain Stratton's Fancy
       OH some are fond of red wine, and some are fond of white,
  • Cargoes
       QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
  • Lollingdon Downs VIII
       THE Kings go by with jewled crowns;
  • On Eastnor Knoll
       SILENT are the woods, and the dim green boughs are
  • On Growing Old
       Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying;
  • Roadways
       ONE road leads to London,
  • Sea Fever
       I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
  • Sonnet
       FLESH, I have knocked at many a dusty door,
  • Tewkesbury Road
       IT is good to be out on the road, and going one knows not where,
  • The Seekers
       FRIENDS and loves we have none, nor wealth nor blessed abode,
  • The Wanderer
       ALL day they loitered by the resting ships,
  • The West Wind
       IT'S a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds' cries;
  • The Yarn of the Loch Achray
       The Loch Achray was a clipper tall
  • Trade Winds
       IN the harbor, in the island, in the Spanish Seas,