April 4 Masefield

masefield photo

Masefield too heard the call to adventure by land and by sea, and in his


Link to poem Tewkesbury Road

or even more characteristically, in his well known poem,


Link to poem Sea Fever

Masefield was very much in the mainstream of English poetry; his Reynard the Fox and in his pen pictures of a cross-section of contemporary English society, this time on the rural society of the early nineteen hundreds reminds us of Chaucer’s pageant of pilgrims. Among the hunt followers came “Two bright young women, nothing meek,”

Link to Reynard the Fox
(The 22 lines following: “Two bright young women, nothing meek,”)