AN IMPRESSIONIST SUMMER
DOWN TO THE SEA AGAIN
I must go down to the sea 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.
John Masefield, Sea Fever, Excerpt
Have you heard of American artist Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1827)? He is an American Impressionist, whose base was New York City, often depicting its residents and other vacationers enjoying leisure time activities. British writer John Masefield (1878-1967) embarked on his first ocean voyage as a youth; later he became England’s poet laureate for almost 40 years.
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