Treasure Island

John Masefield

(1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967 / Herefordshire / England)

Poems of John Masefield

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. A Ballad of John Silver 1/3/2003
2. A Creed 12/31/2002
3. A Night At Dago Tom's 4/3/2010
4. A Pier-Head Chorus 4/3/2010
5. A Valediction 4/3/2010
6. A Wanderer's Song 12/31/2002
7. An Epilogue 1/3/2003
8. Beauty 12/31/2002
9. Biography 4/3/2010
10. By a Bier-Side 4/3/2010
11. C.L.M. 12/31/2002
12. Captain Stratton's Fancy 1/1/2004
13. Cargoes 12/31/2002
14. Dauber 4/3/2010
15. For the Fallen 1/1/2004
16. Fragments 4/3/2010
17. Hell's Pavement 4/3/2010
18. Laugh and be Merry 4/3/2010
19. Lollingdon Downs VIII 12/31/2002
20. Mother Carey (As told Me by the Bo'sun) 4/3/2010

Sea Change

"Goneys an' gullies an' all o' the birds o' the sea
They ain't no birds, not really", said Billy the Dane.
"Not mollies, nor gullies, nor goneys at all", said he,
"But simply the sperrits of mariners livin' again.

"Them birds goin' fishin' is nothin' but the souls o' the drowned,
Souls o' the drowned, an' the kicked as are never no more
An' that there haughty old albatross cruisin' around,
Belike he's Admiral Nelson or Admiral Noah.

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