01 Jan Gavin Scott Presents: Two Sea Poems by John Masefield
Posted at 11:31h in Blog Post, Podcasts 2 Comments
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Happy New Year! And to get 2019 off to a good start, here are two of my favourite poems about the sea from British Poet Laureate John Masefield
John DeanPosted at 19:38h, 04 January
How fantastic Gus
I have just come inside on a blustery Wellington hot summers day and then unusually my phone opened up Facebook as I sat down to watch two games of cricket – the Australian v India test and the one-day game with the Blackcaps against Sri Lanka, and the women’s tennis as well; and you jumped out at me.
I learned those poems when I was about 10 and recited them in the Palmerston North speech competitions. Knees knocking to the rhythm of the waves and the sound of the sea. Listening to you it was just like yesterday! Those poems need pace and rhythm like the swirling seas on Wellington harbour today striding out into the strait looking for bluenose and Hapuka about the size of you and me!!
Every success for 2019. There’s a lot to be done in the next 30 years!
Gavin ScottPosted at 10:43h, 05 January
Thanks, John – so glad you enjoyed it and here’s hoping you take the same pleasure from the other poems in the series.
Have a terrific 2019. All my best, Gus. PS And thanks for your newsy letter!