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Daily Archives: April 9, 2016

Shoreline, Blossom and Sea Fever

A whole day singing and watching dance – what more could one want? And before you say ‘cake’ there was cake too! It is the launch weekend of a fabulous project called Shoreline and you will be hearing more about it! Here are just two shots of the amazing dancers followed by the poster for the weekend launch. Our singing was pretty good too! Everything we learned was an original composition by Jon Hughes and accompanied the dancers.  There were many breathtaking moments and I can hardly wait for tomorrow’s session.

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Shoreline by Simon Birch Dance

Walking around the grounds of Tremough University, the blossom was beautiful to behold.IMG_9883

There seemed only one poem for today, John Masefield’s ‘ Sea Fever’, another that I learned as a child and which I had as a poster in my office for years before I retired.

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.

                                           

 

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