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 shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face,
and a gray 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 whales way,
where the winds 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...............
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Waves rebounding off a ship
are clearly visible in photo at right.
This displays how ocean swells are
affected by any resistance they encounter


View a ship in High Surf

Types of ocean waves

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