…and a star to steer her by
I am participating in a photography challenge. You can vote for me by visiting Rodposse’s blog, and liking it there.(The photography challenge is now over. Thanks everyone for your support.)
This image reminds me of the famous poem ‘Sea-Fever’ by John Masefield, reproduced below. I am sure you’ll definitely enjoy the poem, if not the image.
I must 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 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 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.
–John Masefield (1878-1967)