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30 July 2013
 
While the Drood's away
Some more Summer reading: another poem by Hugh Featherstone.
 
Bread on water   a sailor's song

Alphabet window of my ship
I paged you with a fingertip
three words I drew
the ones you sought
the ones you knew

You stood alone, waiting to wave
looking small and being brave
the light was wrong
the time was short
the night was gone

Always patient under stress
frustration held in firm duress
a world so hard
a northern port
a losing card

You'd played your one and only ace
its red heart bled in empty space
as we weighed anchor
you weighed nought
and seagulls sank your ...

Simple bread on water dream
that I'd run back to you, redeem
your diamond eyes
relieve the fort
retrieve the prize

I knew I loved you truly then
believe me, that I'll come again
though storms blow high
don't be distraught
for bye and bye

I'll be there, I'll let you unpack
rare treasures from my navy sack
and in the dawn
after we've fought
my uniform

Will burn to ashes on the sand
we'll walk to Charlie's hand in hand
me wearing the jeans
and shirt you've bought
and count our beans

then order buns (the Chelsea sort)
and drink our coffee

Turned inland



From Bird under water, a selection of poems by Hugh Featherstone

© Hugh Featherstone


Another poem from this selection will appear next time the Drood's away.

The Bird under water homepage includes a foreword by Hugh Featherstone
and a linked list of the poems as they appear.
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