Experience “Sea Fever” at Point Judith, Rhode Island

Today we visited Point Judith, RI.
(list post was last updated January 2018)

Sightseeing and Roadschooling at the same time.

We caught sea and wind fever at the windiest beach we encountered on our travels across America.

There is no way I can capture the sights, smells, and feel of a place in a blog post.

But I hope this post allows you to experience “Sea Fever” at Point Judith, Rhode Island.

Sea Fever

 by John Masefield (1878-1967)
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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

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And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;

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And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,

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And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,

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I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide

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Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;

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And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,

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And the flung spray and the blown spume and the seagulls crying.

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I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,

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To the gull’s way and to the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;

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And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover,

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And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

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4 thoughts on “Experience “Sea Fever” at Point Judith, Rhode Island

    • Did you listen to the poem? For me, the voice of the man reciting “Sea Fever” matches the mood of that afternoon. We were drawn to the sea and the wind on Point Judith. It was a magical place!

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