Who is John Masefield

John MasefieldJohn Masefield in 1916Poet Laureate of the United KingdomPreceded byRobert BridgesSucceeded byCecil Day-LewisPersonal detailsBorn(1878-06-01)1 J...
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John Masefield Poems

  • On Eastnor Knoll
    Silent are the woods, and the dim green boughs are
    Hushed in the twilight: yonder, in the path through
    The apple orchard, is a tired plough-boy
    Calling the cows home. ...
  • The Yarn Of The Loch Achray
    The Loch Achray was a clipper tall
    With seven-and-twenty hands in all.
    Twenty to hand and reef and haul,
    A skipper to sail and mates to bawl ...
  • A Night At Dago Tom's
    Oh yesterday, I t'ink it was, while cruisin' down the street,
    I met with Bill. "Hullo," he says, "let's give the girls a treat."
    We'd red bandanas round our necks 'n' our shrouds new rattled down,
    So we filled a couple of Santy Cruz and cleared for Sailor Town. ...
  • On Growing Old
    Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying;
    My dog and I are old, too old for roving.
    Man, whose young passion sets the spindrift flying,
    Is soon too lame to march, too cold for loving. ...
  • A Creed
    I hold that when a person dies
    His soul returns again to earth;
    Arrayed in some new flesh-disguise
    Another mother gives him birth. ...
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  • Rutharnold: john masefield said a university “will welcome thinkers in distress or in exile, will uphold ever the dignity of thought and learning, and will exact standards in these things.” some thinkers in exile escaped the holocaust. we should not now have to listen to it being denied.
  • Amandaonwriting: quotable -john masefield, born 1 june 1878, died 12 may 1967. read more here:
  • Yonkershistoric: 5/12/1967: english poet laureate john masefield died; he worked as a threader at the alexander smith carpet mills. http://t.co/6afpnlev4h
  • Maccocktail: "in this life he laughs longest who laughs last." ― john masefield (died this day, may 12, 1967) http://t.co/7979dtcdbq
  • Yonkershistoric: 5/12/1967: poet laureate of england john masefield died; he worked as a threader at the smith carpet mills. http://t.co/ftbqiyw76r
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