Sea Cloud, Korcula 2011


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 grey 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 life,

To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

John Masefield 1878 – 1967

About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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11 Responses to Sea-Fever

  1. facilitutors says:

    One of my favourite poems Ruth!!

    • Seba Silver says:

      Seemed so appropriate for our approaching sailing season – unfortunately no sailing for me here but sailors like shopping!
      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  2. Helz-Design says:

    i must sit at the sea shore again πŸ™‚

    what a lovely ship

  3. Interesting last line with the word ‘trick’ – I enjoyed reading the poem – and the ship is lovely.

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi David. Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the poem (wish I could sort out the format – must search wordpress tutorials). I blogged about the Sea Cloud last year when she was docked here, a stunning ship. I love how she dwarfs our wee town when she is docked on shore, hopefully she will be back again this summer.

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