Francis Duggan

John Masefield Was A Master Wordsmith

John Masefield was a master wordsmith his fame has not faded in time
He penned long poems and Saltwater Ballads and he penned plays and stories in rhyme
I have known his readable verses since I was a school-going boy
The lovers of down to earth poetry his good earthy verses enjoy
The poet from Ledbury in England with the best of his time could compare
To rhyme to him seemed to come naturally his type of person always rare
His fame in his work is still living though dead for some four decades he
Lives in his long rhyming stories and he lives in his poems of the sea
I enjoy the works of John Masefield with words the man did have a way
One of the last of the great rhyme men of poetry not many of his type today
He died as England's Poet Laureate one worthy of the accolade
'Tis true what is said of great poets that great poets are born not made
He died in nineteen sixty seven in his eighty ninth year, of life he did have a long span
John Masefield the great poet from Ledbury he was an extraordinary man.

Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2008
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