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A must read for all sailors. This poem defines how we feel so perfectly. If you ARE a sailor please read Ode to Diana.
This has a serious misquote. All stanzas begin, 'I must down to the seas again.'
There's no 'go.'
Listen to Masefield reciting it himself. He altered the text to include the word 'go.' As long as the three stanzas read the same, it makes no odds. Don't get hung up on it.
It reminds me of my boyhood and I can smell the sea and hear the gulls when I read it
This is my favourite EVER poem! ! :)
It was my great-grandfather's favourite too. He taught it to my gran and her siblings when she was a kid, and when he died they had the line 'and a quiet sleep and a sweet dream' engraved on his headstone.
best read when standing at the harbour looking out to sea...
This poem is so energetic. Gotta do something. Gotta do something.
Blows up my emotional thermometer.
I love this poem soooo much.
My all time favorite Nautical.
It has the smell and the sound of the Sea.
All its attraction and Beauty!
I learned this and other poems whilst at Secondary School (1952-1956). This was one of the poems that our Eng. Lit. Teacher enjoyed reading to us, so we could get the meter of how to read poetry. The audio of this poem is PATHETIC, so just read it how you like it to be read.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
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