Sunday, November 28, 2010

Maritime Mysteries

                                   Local Press Photograph


Night-time tours of the harbour are planned for the coming season.
Newcastle's Maritime History is, of course, the reason.
Tours will have a ghostly flavour recognising all the wrecks;
Ships which found the ocean washing over their decks.
Over two hundred vessels are buried beneath the sea;
Their stories are great drama though there's nothing we can see.
The tours will be made in  little boats, when the moon is shining bright,
And tales of submerged mariners will be told at dead of night.
Little did those sailors think, when they sailed so long ago,
That their terrible personal tragedies would become a tourist show!


I'm sure you can see
The invisible tree!
It's not there at all
If you look at the wall.
And yet, you will find
You can 'see' in your mind
The tree that's close by
Shutting-out summer sky!
A shadow that falls
On the windows and walls
Paints a picture, bright green
Of a tree that's not seen!


Jane said...

Beautiful! Hope that you are well,


Margaret Gosden said...

Mysteries - well, it is better than nothing, is it not!

Kat said...

Knowing that you have travelled the length and breadth of the Oceans in ships, am all admiration for your courage and smartness.

The Queen must invite and give a medal to you.