Day 30: ….Sea Fever

Tonight I want to share a poem entitled “Sea Fever”. It is one of my favorites. It was written in 1902 by John Masefield.  I am dedicating this entry to all my friends with a bit of salt in their veins,

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 gray mist on the sea’s face, and a gray 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.


  1. I love the sea! You are so very talented. All of your paintings are wonderful. I believe this one is my favorite…must be the salt in my veins! 😉

  2. I really like this one. It looks a lot "looser"–more like the style I think you enjoy more.

  3. Day 30! You go girl. I feel like one day this will be book, a journal of a year in the life of Val. These paintings are not only beautiful but timeless. I believe you have started something that will be forever a part of your life and many others. I am excited to watch it unfold. Putting all of these in a book of art with your story attached isn't a bad idea.
    I love you and am inspired by you.
    Michelle – your sis..