About John MasefieldRead the best poems of John Masefield. He was a popular 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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On his appointment as poet laureate, The Times newspaper said of him: ... his poetry could touch to beauty the plain speech of everyday life.