David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Home From The Sea


As we go forth a sailing
On a starry, starry night
With the wind moaning and hailing
And a full moon still and bright

And those rolling waves a pounding
Like galloping white horses
With the mate taking a depth sounding
And the navigator setting courses.

The wind singing in the rigging
And the sails set a reef or two
With the whole ship’s crew a singing
And my home thoughts just of you.

Our home port just a day away
As the ship pounds through the waves
Soon we can drink, rest and play
And not make the sea our graves.

Soon I will be with you dear wife
In our home right by the sea
Once again you’ll be the centre of my life
As things just ought to be.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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  • Rookie - 319 Points Om Chawla (2/1/2014 5:32:00 AM)

    Sailor's urge for union with wife [family] and cozy comfort of sweet home, so very well expressed.
    and not make the sea our grave underlines sailor's yearnings or...........? (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,232 Points Patricia Grantham (1/2/2014 6:46:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed this very passionate and loving write. The rough sea with
    its ferocious waves are made calmer by the longings and adoration of a
    love one.It touched my heart and senses. Lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 615 Points Dave Walker (12/24/2013 5:38:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem, the yearning for the ones we love would see us go through
    anything to be with them. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,074 Points Hazel Durham (12/23/2013 2:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem of longing, capturing the sea journey so vividly with lovely flow and rhythm! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,081 Points Geetha Jayakumar (12/12/2013 12:50:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem of returning home to be with your dear wife. Poem with full of love and devotion. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,474 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/12/2013 11:02:00 AM)

    I see the poet's yearning for the lover. A lover so dear is always fresh in memory. Great dedication expressed in the poem. I have been missing your poems for some time. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,587 Points Valsa George (12/12/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    The hopeful longings of a mariner, sailing homeward! The thought of his sweet wife waiting for him and the prospect of getting united with her, makes him excited! Great flow of passionate feelings! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Aswath Raman (12/10/2013 12:30:00 PM)

    Love forever! ! Your poems are quite romantic an each time I read them, makes me think about my 'she'! ! !
    Welcome back sir.. (Report) Reply

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