Sunday, 11 December 2011
SEA FEVER REVISITED
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I seek is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by.
But all I have is a rowing boat, moored inches from the land,
And not a hope of reaching her, for I'm up to my chest in sand.
(With apologies to Masefield, and thanks to Magpie Tals for the picture)
Posted by Frances Garrood at 16:11
Labels: Magpie Tales
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Perfect, a classic.
Oh... so sad!ReplyDelete
this is great! Love the twist at the end!ReplyDelete
Oh, what a lovely sound and feel this has. I would love to hear you read it on soundcloud. I can imagine it as the refrain of a song.ReplyDelete
Think she overdid the mudpack. Great poem though.ReplyDelete
Love it, Frances. Clever. A little creepy too if you think about itReplyDelete
Perfect, Frances. Now I can't imagine saying anything else about the prompt photo!ReplyDelete
I usually don't read others' submissions until I've written my own, for precisely that reason. Silly me today!
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Ain't it the truth!ReplyDelete
Brilliant! Imagine what might be written in his speech-balloon.ReplyDelete
I adore your sense of humour! It's right up my street. ♥ Superb Magpie. :)ReplyDelete
Rollicking good fun!ReplyDelete
It's a wild call and a clear call and this time denied!ReplyDelete
Well done and thanks for the smile.
Previous comments have beaten me to it. Hilarious Frances. I do so enjoy your blog and your humour.ReplyDelete
Masefield will be smiling.ReplyDelete
WoW! loved it... There has been many a time I've felt like that.ReplyDelete
nice, there is a nice dance to your words and even the dilemna did not wipe the smiles from my face..ReplyDelete
Excellent poem Frances!ReplyDelete
Love the rhyme and flow of this Frnaces....lovely writing!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, everyone. Very generous comments for a rather lazy Magpie (I seem incapable of writing the longer, more thoughtful pieces that others manage...)ReplyDelete
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Oh -- I absolutely loved this!ReplyDelete