Daily Inspiration
April 11

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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.

John Masefield

To be at sea pulls at all of your emotions...You stand in awe as you look out over the blues of the water and the blues of the sky separated only by the horizon. You feel alone yet share the day with others. It can be calm and peaceful  or become a mighty storm that brings out your fear. It brings out the joy when you see a coast line coming into view and sadness knowing your time at sea is over. Yes its is time to go down to the sea again.

Mel Delzer


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