20 Perfect First Lines of Famous Poems-MainPhoto


14. I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

Sea Fever, John Masefield
A writer and later poet laureate of Great Britain, Masefield wrote the romantic poem after several unsuccessful attempts as a sailor. After attempting several crossings of the Atlantic both by sail and steam, Masefield gave up his dreams of sailing due to extreme sea sickness that left him weak for months after reaching land.