John Masefield

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

John Masefield Poems

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

Comments about John Masefield

  • ALICIa (12/31/2017 6:38:00 PM)

    i love it so much 12356789010

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  • 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)

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

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

  • Farah Ilyas Farah Ilyas (5/13/2011 2:36:00 PM)

    stylistics analysis of a poem
    A poem can paint a thousands images in our mind's eye. the thought content or the idea of the poem is fairly straightforward & simple: his lady lover's face is more beautiful than all of nature in the month of april.
    this poem is mundane.there is imaginative & expressive(narative) use of a language in the poem.the poem followsa patterns of abab cdcd.the poet also makes a heavy use of images & words association to convey his emotions in an emphatic manner as visual, audio & tactile imagery in first stanza.
    the subject of the poem is 'praise from the beloved'. the subject of a poem dealth with beauty & close to nature so comes into pastoral kind of subject.
    the speaker of poem is poet himself however he use persona by introducing his beloved.
    the tone of a poem can range from being happy to being said.by repetitions of a words of a words like i have seen, i have seen & by description of word her, poet wants to stresses her feelings about her beloved's beauty
    the choice of a diction is denotative as well as connotative because its highly evoked the emotions, thoughts, ideas & feelings of a poet
    dennotative as 'but the loveliest things of beauty god ever has shown to me and her voice, and her hair and her eyes....(the real meaning is his girl friend)
    connotative as 'i have seen the lady april....(the real meaning is his girl friend)
    syntax of a pom is highly ordered, poem has been written by poet in past tense.
    a variety of techniques also used by poet to express his thought like the use of simili in 1st stanza of a poem in sentences as 'coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of spain'
    personification by words like 'i have heard the song of the blossoms & the old chant of the sea'
    synecdoche by the words like her voice, her eyes & her lips these all belongs to her beloved's beauty or figure

  • Vere Grullon (10/13/2007 4:00:00 AM)

    Very creative like how everything is in details

  • Vere Grullon (10/13/2007 4:00:00 AM)

    Very creative like how everything is in details

Best Poem of John Masefield

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 gray 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 ...

Read the full of Sea Fever

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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