John Masefield

John Masefield

John Edward Masefield, OM (1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever".

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    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.
    —John Masefield (1874–1967)