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Famous Seawards Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Seawards poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous seawards poems. These examples illustrate what a famous seawards poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Masefield, John
...ONE road leads to London, 
One road leads to Wales, 
My road leads me seawards 
To the white dipping sails. 

One road leads to the river, 
And it goes singing slow; 
My road leads to shipping, 
Where the bronzed sailors go. 

Leads me, lures me, calls me 
To salt green tossing sea; 
A road without earth's road-dust 
Is the right road for me. 

A wet road heaving, shining, 
And wild with seagull's cries, 
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by Masefield, John 
Her capstan till the snapping hawsers shook; 
Out, with a bubble at her bows, she drove. 

Again they towed her seawards, and again 
We, watching, praised her beauty, praised her trim, 
Saw her fair house-flag flutter at the main, 
And slowly saunter seawards, dwindling dim; 

And wished her well, and wondered, as she died, 
How, when her canvas had been sheeted home, 
Her quivering length would sweep into her stride, 
Making the greenness milky with her foam. 

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