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I must go down to the sea again

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I must go down to the sea again

I must go down to the sea again,
My face turned towards the sky
With wind-snatched sounds from the beach below
And above, the seagull’s cry.

Let me walk along the cliff again. 
Let me learn into the gale.
See the breakers as they curl and crash
Hear the sound of the shifting shale.

Let me lie in the cliff-top grass again.
Let me hear the singing sand,
Feel the sting of the wind-whipped dunes
And walk the long sea strand.
I must go down to the sea again,
So I can say ‘good bye’
And feel the salt spray on my face
Once more before I die.

Written for Tracy Decker’s “Inspired by the Masters” contest.
First line has been taken from John Masefield's lovely poem.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 1:59:00 PM
    Oh i like this very much, This reminds me of my long walks on our wonderful beaches. x

  1. Date: 2/19/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Maggie Wow I love this poem I wish you could enter this in my ocean contest?I love the flow and feel and of course the last line! Its no wonder it won in another contest! Laura :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2008 2:55:00 AM
    Beautifully written, Maggie. This brings to life so many wonderful memories of walks along coastal paths. Congratulations on your well deserved win in Tracey's contest. Love, Nigel

  1. Date: 11/15/2008 5:54:00 PM
    Wow - absolutely wonderful! Warmest congrats Maggie on your third Place win in Tracy's contest! Love, Shar