Poem by John Masefield

I took the below photo while on a recent trip to St. Michaels, Maryland. I wanted to share more than just the pic so I looked for a relevant poem. I hope you enjoy the boat and Sea Fever!Sea_Ray
Sea Fever
by
John Masefield
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.
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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.
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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.
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Poem found here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/242552

Cherry Blossom Madness

Yep, I did it. I made the mistake of attending the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. on one of the two weekend peak bloom dates. I don’t think I have ever been in the midst of such a humongous crowd! It was madness, just trying to get from Point A to Point B. People clogged and flooded the sidewalks and pathways. It was impossible to get a clear shot.

I’m thinking this is one of those times where I can say I did it, and I’m not going to do it again (at least not on a weekend). Lesson learned. Scratch it off the bucket list!

I thought I would share some of the pictures I managed to get. Hope you enjoy them!