John Masefield

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

John Masefield Poems

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1. Lollingdon Downs Viii 12/31/2002
2. A Night At Dago Tom's 4/3/2010
3. A Pier-Head Chorus 4/3/2010
4. Fragments 4/3/2010
5. Hell's Pavement 4/3/2010
6. Mother Carey (As Told Me By The Bo'sun) 4/3/2010
7. Sonnet Ii 4/3/2010
8. The Golden City Of St. Mary 4/3/2010
9. The Lemmings 4/3/2010
10. A Valediction 4/3/2010
11. The Wild Duck 4/3/2010
12. Twilight 4/3/2010
13. An Epilogue 1/3/2003
14. Seven Poems 4/3/2010
15. One Of The Bo'sun's Yarns 4/3/2010
16. Sea Change 1/3/2003
17. Night Is On The Downland 1/3/2003
18. Trade Winds 12/31/2002
19. A Creed 12/31/2002
20. The Tarry Buccaneer 4/3/2010
21. Captain Stratton's Fancy 1/1/2004
22. The Island Of Skyros 1/3/2003
23. Reynard The Fox - Part 2 4/3/2010
24. The Seekers 12/31/2002
25. Reynard The Fox - Part 1 4/3/2010
26. Sonnet 12/31/2002
27. The Yarn Of The Loch Achray 12/31/2002
28. Dauber 4/3/2010
29. Biography 4/3/2010
30. The Passing Strange 1/3/2003
31. C.L.M. 12/31/2002
32. A Wanderer's Song 12/31/2002
33. Beauty 12/31/2002
34. A Ballad Of John Silver 1/3/2003
35. On Eastnor Knoll 12/31/2002
36. The Wanderer 12/31/2002
37. By A Bier-Side 4/3/2010
38. Laugh And Be Merry 4/3/2010
39. Roadways 12/31/2002
40. The Everlasting Mercy 1/3/2003

Comments about John Masefield

  • Gulzar Hussain ranjoor (3/29/2018 11:17:00 PM)

    I like these poems

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  • Jake S. (1/31/2018 8:48:00 PM)

    JOHN MASEFIELD – Sea Fever - I have a beautiful hand drawn,18 x 24, black ink sketch of a two masted, full rigged, sailing ship on a silvery/gray poster board like base. It is edged along the right hand side of the sketch in a beautiful old fashioned script of Sea Fever. Various parts of the drawing and text are highlighted with very thick gold frills. I had the painting professionally framed in a large light

  • Jake S. (1/31/2018 8:47:00 PM)

    oak frame behind very thick non-glare glass. The text and the lower portion of the picture are liberally highlighted with what appears to be very thick decorative gold colored bars and underlines. This painting was made for me (without my knowing that) and given to me by a neighbor named John Love when I lived in Las Vegas, NV. I believe his motivation for making and giving this to me was because: (1

  • Jake S. (1/31/2018 8:46:00 PM)

    he was an artist; (2) he was a sailor at heart; and (3) I was at that time building a sailboat in my driveway. He did this for me without my knowing it in 1971-72. (Yes. I did finish the boat. I sailed it on Lake Mead and sold it when my work at NTS was done in the mid 1970's. The painting now livens up one of the walls here in my cave room.

  • ALICIa (12/31/2017 6:38:00 PM)

    i love it so much 12356789010

  • Nigel Norton Nigel Norton (2/28/2016 2:51:00 AM)

    When ever I go for a ride to the coast I always think of sea fever while there.

  • Margaret Craft (1/19/2014 4:02:00 PM)

    I painted I must go Down to the sea again on the top of a beach house wall. It amazed me how many people had never heard of the poem or the poet.
    I grew up in a family of individuals who all loved poetry. We read to each other, helped each other memorize poems, wrote poems and never realized how different our family was. I was so fortunate.

  • Samra Haq Samra Haq (2/27/2012 8:08:00 PM)

    Very interesting poem by the title of Sea Fever. Which made that me think that as if I was in a ship.Pls see my poem.

  • Koena Mokoena Koena Mokoena (1/20/2012 2:15:00 AM)

    thiun I believe this is the poem that have opened my eyes when it comes to knowledge & information, as it has a powerful experience about life. I also compose poems, hence you can access them on the following website. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

    Mr. Koena France Mokoena
    Country: South Africa

  • Farah Ilyas Farah Ilyas (5/14/2011 3:25:00 AM)

    very nice...........................................

Best Poem of John Masefield


QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amythysts,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, ...

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Night Is On The Downland

Night is on the downland, on the lonely moorland,
On the hills where the wind goes over sheep-bitten turf,
Where the bent grass beats upon the unplowed poorland
And the pine-woods roar like the surf.

Here the Roman lived on the wind-barren lonely,
Dark now and haunted by the moorland fowl;
None comes here now but the peewit only,
And moth-like death in the owl.

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