Jun 7, 2011

Sea Fever

Sea Fever

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.


From SALT-WATER POEMS AND BALLADS, by John Masefield, published by the Maxmillan Co., NY, © 1913, p. 55; the poem was first published in SALT-WATER BALLADS, © 1902.

Copied from http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/14195-John-Masefield-Sea-Fever

It seems "the hurrier I go, the behinder I get."  A few weeks ago the ESN scavenger hunt was in honor of National Maritime Day. Needless to say, I am just now finishing my hunt for items reminiscent of the sea.
Truthfully, I found some items I liked, saved the pictures and several days later I couldn't find which store the item was in.   Just goes to show you shouldn't procrastinate.  If you see something you like, you better grab it "while the gittin's good", it might not be there tomorrow--especially, the OOAK items that so many of us have as collectibles. 
Here are a few things that I found in the ESN Blogger stores that remind me of the sea.

Beautiful, colorful rainbow fish keychain from Beach Cat's Bargains
For the fisherman in your life, here is everything you need from Barb's Bargains.
Nice book of Winslow Homer Watercolors from Carolina Blue Lady.

This adorable, collectible boat salt and pepper is one of the items I can't seem to relocate. If anyone still has it for sale, please let us know where to find it. ????
Claimed by Bargain Express  You can see it here.

For a quick "read", on these hot afternoon's try this audio book from Bargain Express.
These are just a few of the items that I found in the ESN stores that have to do with the sea. One was a scented candle. How much better can it get than to bring the scent of the sea into your home? Whatever you are looking for, you are likely to find it among the sellers on ESN.  Check out the latest member of the scavenger hunt bloggers, Twilight's Slumber. They have some neat whimsical items.


  1. Love the poem you added. Really sets the mood!

  2. Really enjoyed the poetry! Thanks for including my salt and pepper shaker boat. Don't know why you couldn't find the link. It's http://bargainexpress.ecrater.com/p/10152866/vintage-red-white-ship-salt

  3. Love the poem - very nice touch! Thanks for including me.

  4. BE,(Gale) sorry, I searched and searched and somehow overlooked the cute boat salt and peppers. I have now put up the link to them.