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Masefield, Charles John Beech   
1 poems available by this author


TWO JULYS       
First Line: I was so vague in 1914
Subject(s): July; Soldiers; World War I



Masefield, John    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
228 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


ALL YE THAT PASS BY       
First Line: On the long dusty ribbon of the city street


ANOTHER CROSS       
Subject(s): Religion


AT GALLIPOLI       
First Line: Ship after ship, crammed with soldiers, moved
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


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


AUGUST, 1914       
First Line: How still this quiet cornfield is tonight
Subject(s): England


AUTUMN PLOUGHING       
First Line: After the ranks of stubble have lain bare
Last Line: Before the blackbird pecks the scarlet hips


BALLAD OF CAPE ST. VINCENT       
First Line: Now, bill, ain't it prime to be a-sailin'


BALLAD OF SIR BORS       
First Line: Would I could win some quiet and rest, and a little ease


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


BEING HER FRIEND       


BILL       
First Line: He lay dead on the cluttered deck and stared at the cold skies


BIOGRAPHY       
First Line: When I am buried, all my thoughts and acts


BIOGRAPHY, SELS.       
First Line: Other bright days of action have seemed great
Last Line: And gives his work compassion and new eyes, %the days that make us happy make us wise


BLACKSMITH       
First Line: The blacksmith in his sparky forge


BOOK & BOOKPLATE       
First Line: This pookplate, that thou here seest put


BORN FOR NOUGHT ELSE       


BURIAL PARTY       
First Line: He's deader 'n nails, the fo'c's'le said, 'n gone to his long sleep


CAPE HORN GOSPEL: 1       
First Line: I was in a hooker once, said karlssen


CAPE HORN GOSPEL: 2       
First Line: Jake was a dirty dago lad, an' he gave the skippier chin


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


CARDIGAN BAY       
First Line: Clean, green, windy billows notching out the sky


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


CAVALIER       
First Line: All the merry kettle-drums are thudding into rhyme


CENTRAL I; SONNET       
First Line: O little self, within whose smallness lies


CHRISTMAS EVE AT SEA       
First Line: A wind is rustling south and soft


CHRISTMAS, 1903       
First Line: O, the sea breeze will be steady, and all the tall ship's going trim


CREED       
First Line: I hold that when a person dies
Subject(s): Faith; Religion


CROWD       
First Line: They had secured their beauty to the dock
Last Line: These twenty threadbare men with frost-bit ears %and canvas bags and little chests of gears


D'AVALOS' PRAYER       
First Line: When the last sea is sailed, when the last shallow charted,
Subject(s): Faith; Sea


DAUBER       
First Line: Four bells were struck, the watch was called on deck
Subject(s): Sea


DAWN       
First Line: The dawn comes cold: the haysack smokes


DEAD KNIGHT       
First Line: The cleanly rush of the mountain air
Last Line: The mournful word the seas say %when tides are wandering outor in
Subject(s): Knights And Knighthood


DEATH ROOMS       
First Line: My soul has many an old decaying room


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.


EMIGRANT       
First Line: Going by daly's shanty I heard the boys within


ENSLAVED, SELS.       
First Line: All early in the april, when daylight comes at five
Subject(s): Love


EPILOGUE       
First Line: I have seen flowers come in stony places
Last Line: So I trust, too


EPILOGUE TO THE EVERLASTING MERCY       
First Line: How swift the summer goes


EVENING - REGATTA DAY       
First Line: Your nose is red jelly, your mouth's a toothless wreck


EVERLASTING MERCY       
First Line: From '41 to '51
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Redemption; Religion


FELLOW MORTAL       
First Line: I found a fox, caught by the leg
Last Line: That gin went plonk into the pond


FEVER SHIP       
First Line: There'll be no weepin' gells ashore when our ship sails


FEVER-CHILLS       
First Line: He tottered out of the alleyway with cheeks the colour paste


FOX AWAKES       
First Line: On old cold crendon's windy tops
Last Line: And over the hedge and into ride %in ghost heath wood for his roving bride


FOX HUNT       
First Line: From the gallows hill to the tineton copse
Subject(s): Hunting


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


FRONTIER       
First Line: Would god the route would come from home
Subject(s): Frontier And Pioneer Life


GALLEY ROWERS       
First Line: Staggering over the running combers


GENTLE LADY       
First Line: So beautiful, so dainty-sweet


GOLDEN CITY OF ST. MARY       
First Line: Out beyond the sunset, could I but find the way


HARBOUR-BAR       
First Line: All in the feathered palm-trees tops the bright green parrots screech


HARP       
First Line: In a dark corner of the room


HARPER'S SONG       
First Line: This sweetness trembling from the strings


HELL'S PAVEMENT       
First Line: When I'm discharged in liverpool 'n' draws my bit o'


HER HEART       
First Line: Her heart is always doing lovely things


I YARNED WITH ANCIENT SHIPMEN BESIDE THE GALLEY RANGE       


IGNORANCE       
First Line: Since I haved learned love's shining alphabet
Subject(s): Love


IN MEMORY OF A.P.R       
First Line: Once in the windy wintry weather


INVOCATION       
First Line: O wanderer into many brains


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


JUNE TWILIGHT       
First Line: The twilight comes; the sun


KING'S HIGHWAY       
First Line: A wonderful way is the king's highway
Last Line: To the still more wonderful is to be %- runs the king's highway
Subject(s): Religion


LAUGH AND BE MERRY, REMEMBER, BETTER THE WORLD       


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 1       
First Line: So I have known this life


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 10       
First Line: Can it be blood or touch its brain


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 11       
First Line: Not only blood and brain its servants are


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 12       
First Line: Drop me the seed, that I, even in my brain


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 13       
First Line: Ah, but without there is no spirit scattering


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 14       
First Line: You are too beautiful for mortal eyes


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 15       
First Line: Is it a sea on which the souls embark
Subject(s): Death


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 17       
First Line: Night is on the downland, on the lovely moorland
Last Line: And the night is full of the past
Variant Title(s): Night On The Downlan


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 2       
First Line: O wretched man, that, for a little mile


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 3       
First Line: Out of the special cell's most special sense


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 4       
First Line: You are the link which binds us each to each


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 5       
First Line: I could not sleep for thinking of the sky
Last Line: Night where my soul might sail a million years %in nothing, not even death, not even tears
Variant Title(s): Sonne
Subject(s): Sky


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 6       
First Line: How did the nothing come, how did these fires


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 7       
First Line: It may be so but let; the unknown be


LOLLINGDON DOWNS: 9       
First Line: What is this life which uses living cells


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.'


LONDON TOWN       
First Line: Oh london town's a fine town


LYRICS FROM THE BUCCANEER       
First Line: We are far from sight of the harbour lights


MADMAN'S SONG       
First Line: You have not seen what I have seen
Subject(s): Insanity


MIDNIGHT       
First Line: The fox came up by stringer's pound


MIDSUMMER NIGHT       
First Line: The perfect disc of the sacred moon


MOTHER CAREY       


NIGHT AT DAGO TOM'S       
First Line: Oh yesterday, I t'ink it was, while cruisin' down the street


NO MAN TAKES THE FARM, SELECTION       


OLD SONG RE-SUNG       
First Line: I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing, a-sailing


ON EASTNOR KNOLL       
First Line: Silent are the woods, and the dim green boughs are
Last Line: A land of shadows
Subject(s): Evening


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 MALVERN HILL       
First Line: A wind is brushing down the clover
Last Line: Quiet are the clan and chief, and quiet %centurion and signifer
Subject(s): Great Britain - Roman Conquest


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


ONE OF THE BO'SUN'S YARNS       
First Line: Loafin' around in sailor town, a-bluin' o' my advance


ONE OF WALLY'S YARNS       
First Line: The watch was up on the topsail-yard a-making fast the sail


PARTRIDGES       
First Line: Here they lie mottled to the ground, unseen
Last Line: The twilight hears and darkness hears them call


PASSING STRANGE       
First Line: Out of the earth to rest or range
Last Line: Our joy, a rampart to the mind
Subject(s): Life Change Events


PERSONAL       
First Line: Tramping at night in the cold and wet, I passed the lighted inn


PIER-HEAD CHORUS       
First Line: Oh I'll be chewing salted horse and biting flinty bread


PLOUGH       
First Line: The past was faded like a dream
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers


PORT OF HOLY PETER       
First Line: The blue laguna rocks and quivers


PORT OF MANY SHIPS       
First Line: It's a sunny pleasant anchorage, is kingdom come
Subject(s): Sea


POSTED       
First Line: Dream after dream I see the wrecks that lie
Last Line: Of live ships passing, nor the gannet's plunge


POSTED AS MISSING       
First Line: Under all her topsails she trembled like a stag
Last Line: Thinking of the sailor-men who sang among the crows, %hoisting of her topsails when she sailed so pr
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing


RACER       
First Line: I saw the racer coming to the jump


REST HER SOUL, SHE'S DEAD       
First Line: She has done with the sea's sorrow and all the world's way


REYNARD THE FOX, SELS.       


RIDER AT THE GATE       
First Line: A windy night was blowing on rome
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.)


RIGHT ROYAL, SELS.       
First Line: In a race-course box behind the stand


RIVER       
First Line: All other waters have their time of peace


ROADWAYS       
First Line: One road leads to london
Last Line: God put me here to find
Subject(s): Roads


ROSAS       
First Line: There was an old lord in argentine


ROSE OF THE WORLD       
First Line: Dark eleanor and henry sat at meat


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


SEA-CHANGE       
First Line: Goneys and gullies an' all o' the birds o' the sea
Last Line: And coming the proud over all o' the birds o' the sea
Subject(s): Sea


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


SHIP       
First Line: Begore man's labouring wisdom gave me birth


SHIPS       
First Line: I cannot tell their wonder nor make known


SING A SONG O' SHIPWRECK       
First Line: He lolled on a bollard, a sun-burned son of the sea


SONG       
First Line: One sunny time in may


SONG AT PARTING       
First Line: The tick of the blood is settling, my heart will soon be still


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.


SONNET       
First Line: When all these million cells that are my slaves


SONNET       
First Line: Thou in life's street's the tempting shops have lured


SONNET       
First Line: The little robin hopping in the wood


SONNET       
First Line: Not for your human beauty nor the power %to shake me by your voice oryour touc


SONNET       
First Line: There was an evil in the nodding wood


SONNET       
First Line: They called that broken hedge the haunted gate


SONNET       
First Line: What are we given, what do we take away


SONNET       
First Line: For, like an outcast from the city, I


SONNET       
First Line: Perhaps in the chasms of the wasted past


SONNET       
First Line: In emptiest furthest heaven where no stars are


SONNET       
First Line: If all be governed by the moving stars


SONNET       
First Line: So from the cruel cross they buried god


SONNET       
First Line: Come to us fiery with the saints of god


SONNET       
First Line: They took the bloody body from the cross


SONNET       
First Line: You will remember me in days to come


SONNET       
First Line: Time being an instant eternity %beauty above man's million years must see


SONNET       
First Line: Each greedy self, by consecrating lust


SONNET       
First Line: So beauty comes, so with a failing a hand


SONNET       
First Line: Beauty was with me once, but now, grown old


SONNET       
First Line: Not for the anguish suffered is the slur


SONNET       
First Line: Out of the barracks to the castle yard %those roman soldiers came


SONNET       
First Line: You are more beautiful than women are


SONNET       
First Line: Wherever beauty has been quick in clay


SONNET       
First Line: Beauty retires; the blood out of the earth


SONNET       
First Line: Not that the stars are all gone mad heaven


SONNET       
First Line: I saw her like a shadow on the sky


SONNET       
First Line: Beauty, let be; I cannot see your face


SONNET       
First Line: The other form of living does not stir


SONNET       
First Line: How many ways, how many different times


SONNET       
First Line: Restless and hungry, still it moves and slays


SONNET       
First Line: There are two forms of life, of which one moves


SONNET       
First Line: Over the church's door they moved a stone


SONNET       
First Line: So in the bright empty sky the stars appear


SONNET       
First Line: There, on the darkened deathbed, dies the brain


SONNET       
First Line: These myriad days, these many thousand hours


SONNET       
First Line: But all has passed, the tune has died away


SONNET       
First Line: Men are made human to that dear place


SONNET       
First Line: Long long ago, when all the glittering earth


SONNET       
First Line: Night came again, but now I could not sleep


SONNET       
First Line: Let that which is to come be as it may
Subject(s): Death


SONNET       
First Line: Even after all these years there comes ... Dream
Subject(s): Death


SONNET       
First Line: What is this atom which contains the whole


SONNET       
First Line: It may be so with us, that in the dark
Last Line: It may be that we cease; we cannot tell. %even if we cease, life is a miracle
Variant Title(s): Life Is A Miracl
Subject(s): Life


SONNET       
First Line: If I could come again to that dear place
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Roses


SONNET       
First Line: Man has his unseen friend, his unseen twin


SONNET       
First Line: Flesh, I have knocked at many a dusty door
Last Line: Or something that the things not understood %make for their uses out of flesh and blood


SONNET       
First Line: Now they are gone with all their songs and sins


SONNET       
First Line: Men are made human by the mighty fall


SONNET       
First Line: I never see the red rose crown the year


SONNET ON THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE       
First Line: That blessed sunlight that once showed to me


SORROW OF MYDATH       
First Line: Weary the cry of the wind is, weary the sea


SPANISH WATERS       
First Line: Spanish waters, spanish waters, you are ringing in my ears
Last Line: By the loud surf of los muertos which is beating in my ears
Subject(s): Treasures


SPUNYARN       


ST. MARY'S BELLS       
First Line: It's pleasant in holy mary


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


THEY MARCHED OVER THE FIELD OF WATERLOO       
Last Line: They sailed with the free salt upon their lips %to sunlight from the tomb
Subject(s): World War Ii


THIRD MATE       
First Line: All the sheets are clacking, all the blocks are whining


THY EVERLASTING MERCY, CHRIST       
First Line: Up the slow slope a team came bowing


TO HIS MOTHER, C. L. M.       
First Line: In the dark womb where I began
Last Line: O grave, keep shut lest I be shamed
Variant Title(s): C. L. M
Subject(s): Courage; Mothers


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)


TO THE SEAMEN       
First Line: You seamen, I have eaten your hard bread
Last Line: And ships will dip their colours in salute %to you, henceforth, when passing zuydecoote
Subject(s): Dunkirk, France; World War Ii


TOMORROW       
First Line: Oh yesterday the cutting edge drank thirstily and deep


TRADE WINDS       
First Line: In the harbour, in the island, in the spanish seas


TRAGEDY OF POMPEY THE GREAT, SELS.       


TREE       
First Line: This is the living thing that cannot stir


TRUTH       
First Line: Man with his burning soul %has but an hour of breath
Last Line: The ship my striving made %may see night fade
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Religion


TURN OF THE TIDE       
First Line: An' bill can have my sea-boots, nigger jim can have my knife


TWA BROTHERS       
First Line: There were twa brethren in the north
Last Line: And home shall never come


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


UNEXPLORED, UNCONQUERED; SONNET       
First Line: Out of the clouds come torrents, from the earth


UP ON THE DOWNS       
First Line: Up on the downs the red-eyes kestrels hover
Last Line: On the chalk downland bare
Subject(s): Environment; Fields


VAGABOND       
First Line: Dunno a heap about the what an' why


VALEDICTION       
First Line: We're bound for blue water where the great winds blow


VALEDICTION       
First Line: You can take 'n' tell nan I'm goin' about the world agen


VALEDICTION (LIVERPOOL DOCKS)       
First Line: Is there anything I can do ashore for you


VISION       
First Line: I have drunken the red wine and flung the dice


WANDERER       
First Line: All day they loitered by the resting ships


WANDERER'S SONG       
First Line: A wind's in the heart of me, a fire's in my heels


WASTE       
First Line: No rose but fades: no glory but must pass


WATCH IN THE WOOD       
First Line: When death has laid her in his quietude


WATCHING BY A SICK-BED       
First Line: I heard the wind all day


WHEN BONY DEATH HAS CHILLED HER GENTLE BODY       


WIDOW IN THE BYE STREET       
First Line: Down bye street, in a little shropshire town


WILD DUCK       
First Line: Twilight. Red in the west
Subject(s): Ducks


WOOD-PIGEONS       
First Line: Often the woodman scares them as he comes
Subject(s): Pigeons


WORD       
First Line: My friend, my bonny friend, when we are old


YARN OF THE LOCH ACHRAY       
First Line: The loch achray was a clipper tall