June 14, 2013

I must go down to the seas again...

Do you hear it?  That faint whisper on the wind this morning?  Something is calling my name....

Door County Visitor Bureau - Sturgeon Bay, WI

It's time for our first camping trip of the season, and time to try out our brand new tent!  Time to relax, get away from it all and kick back in my camping chair with a new book and watch the stars come out tonight.  

Time for some cherry pie....

Some gorgeous sunsets...

and maybe a strawberry ice cream cone!
I do know that Lake Michigan is not a 'sea', but  this poem by John Masefield always runs through my mind as I start packing to head 'up north'.  It's titled Sea Fever and I hope you enjoy it.

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Sunsets on Lake Michigan are my absolute favorite favorite. Have fun!