Posts Tagged ‘John Masefield’

Takes After His Father

Oooh – this face!
Only a mother
Could love it.



The Envy Of Royalty

None ever
Dressed as lavishly –
Even kings.



How Masefield Caught Sea Fever

Heading home,
A day on the sea.
Life’s golden.

Sea Fever by John Masefield – https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/sea-fever-by-john-masefield/


Father – photo by Sia van Schalkwyk at

Royalty – photo by Agnes Scholiers at

Masefield – photo by Sias van Schalkwyk at


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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Sea Spray

(Photo credit: sirwiseowl)


One road leads to London,
One road runs to Wales,
My road leads me seawards
To the white dipping sails.

One road leads to the river,
As it goes singing slow;
My road leads to shipping,
Where the bronzed sailors go.

Leads me, lures me, calls me
To salt green tossing sea;
A road without earth’s road-dust
Is the right road for me.

A wet road heaving, shining,
And wild with seagull’s cries,
A mad salt sea-wind blowing
The salt spray in my eyes.

My road calls me, lures me
West, east, south, and north;
Most roads lead men homewards,
My road leads me forth

To add more miles to the tally
Of grey miles left behind
In quest of that one beauty
God put me here to find.

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