David Wood

Rookie - 347 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Home From The Sea - Poem by David Wood

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.


Comments about Home From The Sea by David Wood

  • Freshman - 844 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

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  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/27/2014 4:33:00 AM)

    John Masefield couldn't have put it better. :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,884 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

  • Silver Star - 3,681 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

  • Gold Star - 5,373 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 - 1,321 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (12/21/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Nice poem, lamenting and longing to meet the wife!
    It is unfortunate you had not taken your wife also in the ship! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,107 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

  • Gold Star - 9,770 Points Heather Wilkins (12/12/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    a lovely write wit hope of returning home to the wife. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,516 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

  • Gold Star - 20,480 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,008 Points Kavya . (12/12/2013 4:33:00 AM)

    wonderful poem Sir...the love emotions simply flow! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,266 Points Valerie Dohren (12/10/2013 2:03:00 PM)

    Lovely David - a fine write for your late wife, a poem of devotion. (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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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013


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