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John Masefield

(1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967 / Herefordshire / England)

Poems of John Masefield

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
41. The Wanderer 12/31/2002
42. The West Wind 12/31/2002
43. The Wild Duck 4/3/2010
44. The Yarn of the Loch Achray 12/31/2002
45. Trade Winds 12/31/2002
46. Twilight 4/3/2010

Sea Change

"Goneys an' gullies an' all o' the birds o' the sea
They ain't no birds, not really", said Billy the Dane.
"Not mollies, nor gullies, nor goneys at all", said he,
"But simply the sperrits of mariners livin' again.

"Them birds goin' fishin' is nothin' but the souls o' the drowned,
Souls o' the drowned, an' the kicked as are never no more
An' that there haughty old albatross cruisin' around,
Belike he's Admiral Nelson or Admiral Noah.

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