Art Friday: Sailing Ships

by Edward Moran
Art Friday: Sailing Ships

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

~ By John Masefield ~

(A favourite poem that my mother read to me many times)

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Todays art has been selected for Danny who loves his sailing ships.

I do hope you enjoy these paintings.

Montague Dawson (above and below) 

Montague Dawson (above and below) 

Mark Richard Myers
Caspar David Friedrich
Thomas Luny - Warships and a cutter in a heavy swell off Harwich 1818art
Willem van de Velde II
Ivan Aivazovsky, Ship in the Stormy Sea
 Florian Prou
I will leave you with this very clever painting by Robert Gonsalves

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Comments

  1. The last one is my favourite. I love boats, however not really a fan of all the 'ship' pictures, i guess they are a bit different from 'boats' though!

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    1. Master Danny loved these - I think it is a boy thing!!!

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  2. These are beautiful images! The poem was one that our sons learned in their homeschool program, and seeing it again brought back such lovely recollections. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Its a lovely poem and my mother made it sound moving by the way she read it. So glad you enjoyed these :)

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  3. Danny boy DEFINITELY loved these ships!! Especially old ships. :) Thank you for brightening up a little boy's day!!

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