Sea Fever Poem by John Masefield

Sea Fever

Rating: 4.0

The text of this poem could not be published because of Copyright laws.

Sara Fielder 19 January 2012

A must read for all sailors. This poem defines how we feel so perfectly. If you ARE a sailor please read Ode to Diana.

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Jeanne Miner 06 February 2010

This has a serious misquote. All stanzas begin, 'I must down to the seas again.' There's no 'go.'

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Jack Durham 07 December 2021

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.

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John Howe 15 February 2010

It reminds me of my boyhood and I can smell the sea and hear the gulls when I read it

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Bri Edwards 24 February 2023

'When World War I began, though old enough to be exempted from military service, Masefield joined the staff of a British hospital for French soldiers' from PH Bio

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Bri Edwards 24 February 2023

'The text of this poem could not be published because of Copyright laws.' That's what PH says.....

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Belle Wassermeister 24 February 2023

You can read the first stanza in the video box!

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Bri Edwards 24 February 2023

I don't believe I've EVER seen this (typed in RED) on a PH poem's page. At least I got to read the beginnings of the poem, which I first heard YEARS AGO. : )

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Nigel Norton 11 February 2016

best read when standing at the harbour looking out to sea...

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Nishant Sharma 16 April 2015

This poem is so energetic. Gotta do something. Gotta do something.

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John Masefield

John Masefield

Herefordshire / England
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