Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sea Fever

Here in Britain we are an island people defined by our coastline and the silver seas around us. Over the centuries the sea has afforded us protection - she inhabits our souls. Her ever changing moods can be peaceful, gentle and calm, or tempestuous, malevolent and threatening. She has largely forged and dictated our history, shaped us, and made us who we are. Waves large and small have ebbed and flowed around our shores from eternity - time and tide wait for no man, but I will return again shortly.

33 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary,

    The sea in all its moods is a source of constant fascination for us. It is the thing we miss the most in landlocked Hungary, even the largest lake in Europe, the Balaton, cannot compensate.

    And so, you are called again by the sea........safe travels.

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  2. For me the perfect place to be Rosemary!
    Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Oh, you are going to the seaside - how wonderful! Have a great time, Rosemary.
    I remember Sea Fever: I recited it in a little concert when I was in primary school. Funny memories!

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  4. What a lovely photograph, and the Masefield poem is one of my favourites.

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  5. Lovely poem and photo.
    Enjoy by the sea...

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  6. I'm sure many of us remember reciting that poem in primary school. It has a lovely rhythm and word sounds about the sea and a sea voyage. A lovely photo. If you're off on your travels have a safe journey.

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  7. I love the sea...we go often too the sea for a walk, and a hot chocolat.
    Have a nice day.

    Greetings,
    Inge, my choice

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  8. I love that poem and the sea!

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  9. A lovely picture of the little harbor and the hills.

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  10. Dear Rosemary, Thank you for the beautiful reminder. While I live inland now, I was born by the sea and I must go to the sea every once in a while. I look forward to your always beautiful photographs.

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  11. Dear Rosemary,

    As you know, I live close to the water and see it on a daily basis. I've always believed that water and creativity have a strong connection, and while I don't actually wade into it very often, I do need to be near it and see it for my well-being.

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  12. I didn't know that poem. Thank you for sharing. Waiting here with the home fires burning for your return. xx

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  13. True words! I was born & brought up by the sea and after a few months of not being near to it feel a great yearning to see it, smell it and feel its eternal ebb and flow.

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  14. Hello Rosemary,
    I hope the sea air and life by the shore renews and nourishes you. I will look forward to reading of your travels.
    Enjoy
    Helenx

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  15. Where is that, Rosemary? It looks half-familiar.....

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  16. A lovely poem and image, will see you soon again hopefully !

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  17. So very true, yet I hadn't considered Britain in this light before. I hope one day to roam some of your shores.

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  18. I love the photo, makes me want to go beach coming! Suzy xo

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  19. Yes, growing up at the English seaside was very special for me. My best childhood memories come from times spent at the shore with the English Channel beyond the beautiful bay, not knowing that one day I would sail on all the oceans of the world! As exciting as that has been, coming home to "this precious stone set in a silver sea, this sceptered isle……" Shakespeare's Richard II, 1593……is always a thrill which never fails to please me.

    Have a wonderful time in the the southwest dear Rosemary - looking forward to seeing some of your always gorgeous photos.
    Hugs, Mary

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  20. What a fantastic picture and the poem was a good choice too. Can you tell me more about the photo please.....

    All the best Jan

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  21. “You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you - you have to go to them too.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

    Just seen this - it's brilliant

    All the best Jan

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  22. A beautiful sea view and poem, is that Porlock? I had a book about the Dorset coast written in the 50's for Christmas. It featured many of John Masefield's poems with a preface from him too as he was familiar with the Dorset coast. Sarah x

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  23. I love the sea and its views in all seasons. Regards

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  24. Such a beautiful wiew and lovely poem...I live near the sea and it gives me so much joy, even in the winter!
    Have a great weekend, take care!
    Titti

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  25. Such a nice poetry and lovely words of yours, Rosemary. I can relate to this post. Japan is also an island country and Kobe where I was born and raised is a cosmopolitan port town. When I moved to Nara surrounded by the mountains, I missed the sea of Kobe a lot. I feel like that the sea is always calling me. Actually I’m torn between Nara and Kobe.

    I looked at The Ambassadors. Without understanding the background history and cultural things, it’s difficult for me to understand but your explanation is a great help as always.

    Yoko

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  26. What a beautiful poem as well as reminder that Britain is an island country. So happy to have discovered your blog!

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  27. Dear Rosemary,

    Such a beautiful picture and the poem as well as your words. As a teenager I spent a couple of summers by the english sea side and then got know just how much the sea means to you all.And the huge part it has played in your history and lives. It's something special with the sea.

    Thank you so very much sweet Rosemary for your kind and warming words on my blog. Words that warm my heart when I need it the most. And I'm also glad that you found your way up from that black hole and that your husband were alright. I take one day at a time and hope for the best. Thanks for being there my friend.♥

    Have a lovely Monday.

    Charlie
    xx

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  28. Beautiful words Rosemary!

    Have a good week!

    Madelief x

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  29. Dear Rosemary,isn't it a beautiful poem? Have a beautiful time, come back safely!

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  30. Such charming coastal villages you have. My husband and I are watching old episodes of Doc Martin......filmed in a very similar
    village as you posted above. Janey

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  31. Wow! Talk about serendipity--or do I mean synchronicity? Both maybe. I just read this poem early today.

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  32. I had to learn that poem by heart at primary school, Rosemary, and have never forgotten it. It sums up much about uis as an island race.

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