Excerpt from Selected Poems
In the harbour, in the island, in the Spanish Seas, Are the tiny white houses and the orange-trees, And day-long, night-long, the cool and pleasant breeze Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.
There is the red wine, the nutty Spanish ale, The shuffle of the dancers, the old salt's tale, The squeaking fiddle, and the soughing in the sail Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.
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John Masefield was a well-known English poet and novelist. After boarding school, Masefield took to a life at sea where he picked up many stories, which influenced his decision to become a writer. Upon returning to England after finding work in New York City, Masefield began publishing his poetry in periodicals, and then eventually in collections. In 1915, Masefield joined the Allied forces in France and served in a British army hospital there, despite being old enough to be exempt from military service. After a brief service, Masefield returned to Britain and was sent overseas to the United States to research the American opinion on the war. This trip encouraged him to write his book Gallipoli, which dealt with the failed Allied attacks in the Dardanelles, as a means of negating German propaganda in the Americas. Masefield continued to publish throughout his life and was appointed as Poet Laureate in 1930. Masefield died in 1967 the age of 88.
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Book Description Macmillan, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025810103
Book Description Macmillan, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0025810103
Book Description Macmillan, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110025810103
Book Description Macmillan. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0025810103 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0003024