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Masefield, John    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
39 poems available by this author


534    Poem Text    
First Line: For ages you were rock, far below light
Last Line: Of those who speed your launching come to be.
Subject(s): Depressions, Economic; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Queen Mary (Ship); Sea; Unemployment; Recessions; British Empire; England - Empire; Ocean


A BALLAD OF JOHN SILVER    Poem Text    
First Line: We were schooner-rigged and rakish, with a long and lissome hull
Last Line: A little south the sunset in the islands of the blest.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Ships & Shipping


A CONSECRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Not of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers
Last Line: Amen.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Social Classes; Dead, The; Liberty; Caste


A PRAYER FOR A BEGINNING REIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: He who is order, beauty, power and glory
Last Line: Over a kingdom worthy, the world's wonder.
Subject(s): Beauty; Coronations; Courts & Courtiers; Elizabeth Ii, Queen Of England; Prayer


A PRAYER FOR THE KING'S MAJESTY    Poem Text    
First Line: O god, whose mercy is our state
Last Line: With wisdom that can never end.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Depressions, Economic; George V, King Of England (1865-1936); Prayer; Religion; Recessions; Theology


A PRAYER FOR THE KING'S REIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: O god, the ruler over earth and sea
Last Line: In this beginning reign may be fulfilled.
Subject(s): Coronations; George Vi, King Of England (1894-1952); Great Britain - Rulers; Peace; Prayer


AT THE PASSING OF A BELOVED MONARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The everlasting wisdom has ordained
Last Line: That millions yet unborn shall bless her reign.
Subject(s): Crowns; George Vi, King Of England (1894-1952); Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Memory; Prayer; War; Wisdom; British Empire; England - Empire


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills
Last Line: Are her voice, and her hair, and eyes, and the dear red curve of her lips.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


CAPTAIN STRATTON'S FANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, some are fond of red wine, and some are fond of white
Last Line: Like an old bold mate of henry morgan.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Pirates; Wine; Piracy; Buccaneers


CARGOES    Poem Text    
First Line: Quinquireme of nineveh from distant ophir
Last Line: Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
Subject(s): Sea; Shipbuilding; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


EAST COKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, whence his forbears sprang, a man is laid
Last Line: And christmas song respond, and easter song.
Subject(s): Assassination; Crime & Criminals; Death; Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); Rest; Somerset, England; Dead, The; Eliot, T. S.


FRAGMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Troy town is covered up with weeds
Last Line: An adam from the crumbled clay.


I YARNED WITH ANCIENT SHIPMEN BESIDE THE GALLEY RANGE       


JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: All generous hearts lament the leader killed
Last Line: The promise of his spirit be fulfilled.
Subject(s): Assassination; Dallas, Texas; Death; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963); Lament; Presidents, United States; Dead, The


LAUGH AND BE MERRY, REMEMBER, BETTER THE WORLD       


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, we are neither heaven nor earth, but men
Last Line: For unborn men to look at and say 'hush.'


NO MAN TAKES THE FARM, SELECTION       


ON GROWING OLD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Be with me, beauty, for the fire is dying
Last Line: Even the night will blossom as the rose.
Subject(s): Aging


ON THE PASSING OF KING GEORGE V    Poem Text    
First Line: When time has sifted motives, passions, deeds
Last Line: And ventured to a nobler marching word.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; George V, King Of England (1865-1936); Memory; Prayer; Rest; Dead, The


ON THE SETTING FORTH OF ... PRICESS ELIZABETH & THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH    Poem Text    
First Line: What can we wish you that you have not won
Last Line: And safe returning crown your journey done.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; Elizabeth Ii, Queen Of England; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (B. 1921); Travel; British Empire; England - Empire; Mountbatten, Philip; Journeys; Trips


SEA-CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Goneys and gullies an' all o' the birds o' the sea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA-FEVER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky
Last Line: And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
Subject(s): Sea; Travel; Wandering & Wanderers; Ocean; Journeys; Trips; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, spend your penny, beauty, when you will
Last Line: In the lover's kiss that makes the old couple's story.


TEWKESBURY ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: It is good to be out on the road, and going one knows not where
Last Line: At the noise of the lambs at play and the dear wild cry of the birds.
Subject(s): Animals; Wandering & Wanderers


THE CHOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: The kings go by with jewelled crowns
Last Line: Escape from prison.
Variant Title(s): Lollingdon Downs: 8
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Between the barren pasture and the wood
Last Line: The dancing waters danced by dancing daffodils.
Subject(s): Children; Death; Fathers; Friendship; Love; Love - Unrequited; Oaths; Childhood; Dead, The


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: They buried gray; his gear was sold; his farm
Last Line: She flung her down and cried I' the withered daffodils
Subject(s): Love; Oaths; South America; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The steaming river loitered like old blood
Last Line: And lion watched her pass among the daffodils.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Cruelty; Love; Pleasure; South America; Travel; Unfaithfulness; Desertion; Journeys; Trips; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Time passed, but still no letter came; she ceased
Last Line: As colts in april feel there in the daffodils.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Longing; Love - Unrequited; Oaths; South America; Waiting; Desertion


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The river brimming full was silvered over
Last Line: Over the barren fields where march brings daffodils.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Death; Fathers; Love; Love - Unrequited; Marriage; Regret; Desertion; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The rider lingered at the fence a moment
Last Line: While the brown brook ran on by buried daffodils.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Love; Regret; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE DAFFODIL FIELDS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon a light gust came a waft of bells
Last Line: To this old tale of woe among the daffodils.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Death; Love; Marriage; Murder; Regret; Shame; Tragedy; Desertion; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE ISLAND OF SKYROS; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, where we stood together, we three men
Last Line: "war with this force, and breathe, and am its king."
Subject(s): Skyros (Island), Greece; World War I - Casualties


THE LEMMINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Once in a hundred years the lemmings come
Last Line: Westward, in search, to death, to nothingness.
Subject(s): Lemmings; Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


THE SEEKERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Friends and loves we have none, nor wealth, nor blest abode
Last Line: But the hope, the burning hope, and the road, the lonely road.
Subject(s): Cities; Earth; Roads; Solitude; Travel; Urban Life; World; Paths; Trails; Loneliness; Journeys; Trips


THE TARRY BUCCANEER    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm going to be a pirate with a bright brass pivot-gun
Last Line: Neer.
Subject(s): Pirates; Piracy; Buccaneers


THE WEST WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds' cries
Last Line: In the fine land, the west land, the land where I belong.
Subject(s): April; England; English


TO RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Your very heart was england's; it is just
Last Line: That england's very heart should keep your dust.
Subject(s): Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)


TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Twilight it is, and the far woods are dim, and the
Last Line: Beautiful souls who were gentle when I was a child.
Subject(s): Friendship