Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SEA FEVER POEM By John Masefield, Read and Sung Versions

SEA FEVER POEM By John Masefield, Read & Sung Versions

Sea Fever

By John Masefield

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.

Enjoy this "Sea Shanty" version of Sea Fever

More Than A Poem

Little video clips are useful for illustrating poems and prose, sometimes totally transforming these beyond the 'two-dimension' so one can visualise, hear and imagine more easily the author's expressions or at least the videographer's or photographer's interpretations of the author's creative endeavours. This is great for enhancing audience engagement (more entertaining) and therefore for 'bonding' with your micro, video community (your channel's fans). When executed well and with flair you can produce content that's an asset not only for your channel but for all those fans, friends and influencers who spread the word and/or embed your videos into their social and non-social sites (organic back-linking).

It's easier to work with a poem that you are familiar with, enjoyed and even know well or can recite by heart, maybe from your school days at Literature or English classes. Now you have the opportunity to inject and pass on the passion and inspiration into the videos you create as you recall how some special teachers stirred and fired your soul during those classes (that were actually more than academic - priceless!)...maybe? Hope so! At any rate work with things / topics you like and your joy will be felt emanating from your 'work' even by strangers (go with your flow). Views or no views, this is true gold. And enjoy and appreciate Youtube (and smartphone creators) for making all this possible.


There's no limit as to what you can animate or produce ... like Rumpelstiltskin, the sky's the limit as to how much gold you can spin. Imagination, being trigger-happy and a focus as an artist in your field are the key to Rumpelstiltskin-type productivity.