John Masefield Poems

John Masefield was an English poet who served as Poet Laureate of the U.K. from 1930 to 1967. He’s well regarded for poems like ‘Sea-Fever.’  This is one of several that deals with natural themes. His collections include Salt-Water Ballads and Philip the King and Other Poems. He also wrote prose fiction, plays, and non-fiction works.


by John Masefield

‘Cargoes’ by John Masefield is a well-loved, short poem that explores cargo ships. The poet empathizes the way the ships have changed throughout history.

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