An Infliction of Poetry My


An Infliction of Poetry

My sincerest apologies, but the second line of this poem, featured prominently in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory forced me to seek it out and present it to you all. I remember this as a favorite from childhood--which will, in turn, give you some notion of my childhood.

Sea Fever John Masefield   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.

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