Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:
• Sky Story – The Cloud Book: How to Understand the Skies, Richard Hamblyn (David & Charles 2008)
• Wine Words – The Oxford Companion to Wine, ed. Janice Robinson (Oxford University Press 2006)
• Nu Worlds – Numericon, Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas (Quercus Editions 2014)
• Thalassobiblion – Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide, introduction by Fabien Cousteau (Dorling Kindersley 2014) (posted @ Overlord of the Über-Feral)
Or Read a Review at Random: RaRaR
“Sea Fever” (1902)
I must go 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 go 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 go 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.
• John Masefield (1878–1967)