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...
~ John Masefield
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when serves,
Or lose our ventures.
~ Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
~ Tennyson, Crossing the Bar