Ivor (Taffy) Traynor

I regret to inform my Union Company friends that Taffy Traynor (Ivor snr.) Chief Steward retired, passed away in Hospital at Coffs Harbour at the weekend. His funeral is to be held at Nambucca Heads on Friday morning 5th May. He will be now playing golf upstairs with his mate Bing Crosby.

Sea Fever Related Poem Content Details
BY JOHN MASEFIELD
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.

Rest in peace my friend.


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