Breadth #6 – Visual Poems

– Creating a poem

– Each layer is the next line of the poem

– Telling the poem visually and in order

– Bottom to top or top to bottom


I must 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 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 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 (1878-1967).
(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)


+ sea

+ steer

+ ship

+ sail

+ tide

+ clouds

+ seagulls

+ whale

+ clouds

+ moon

+ dark sky


Final Product:

Breadth 6

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