Saturday, June 1, 2013
Happy birthday, poet John Masefield
It is the birthday of English poet and novelist John Masefield (1878), who is best known for his poems Sea-Fever (1902) and The Everlasting Mercy (1911). Masefield served as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for 37 years. He also wrote the children's novel The Midnight Folk (1927) and a sequel, The Box of Delights (1935). Here is a video animation of Masefield reading his popular poem The West Wind.