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June 5, 2007


This is one of the most beautiful poems in English literature. He feels the urge to return to the sea. The imagery used in the poem is scintillating. He refers to ‘the call of the running tide’. He is able to hear what human ear cannot listen. I was reminded of Lord Byron’s following exquisite […]

John Masefield

June 2, 2007


Today, that is 1st June, is the birthday of John Masefield. He was born in 1878. For some people he is the poet who wrote about seas but in reality Masefield spent only a little part of his life aboard a ship. The sea life actually did not suit him. One of his best known […]