Treasure Island

Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

Sunken


A mini-sub’s spotlights probe hard-packed,
black Atlantic water and excavate a slipshod
line of cracked and crusted aircraft,
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

‘Project Habakkuk’ was abandoned in December,1943.
‘Asterechinus elegans’ is a wood-eating deep sea urchin.

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  • Danny Draper (6/8/2013 6:51:00 AM)

    It is amazing to imagine planned ships and scenarios for their demise although never being constructed ultimately took care of that. Fine imagery and descriptive language. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (6/5/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    Crikey, I think I learned a new word. Curious how many kamikaze hits
    it took to bring her down. Nicely written with a moral ending. If we stopped
    blowing each other up we'd have a lot more pretty trees to look at. Amazing
    that monster ships like that will eventually be eaten by the sea.
    Good think I'm on a ghost ship. It's not very platable. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/5/2013 4:15:00 AM)

    The last vestiges of a wrecked air craft carrier! She set out from the port and nothing was heard there after except some debri found evidently buried deep in the ocean or drifting about for many many years with sea weeds and sea urchins flaunted at their sides! It is a miracle that the entire crew survived! ! Were you in the excavation squad by the way? A terrific write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bobby Wynn (6/4/2013 4:18:00 PM)

    I was on the famous Kitty Hawk from 76 thru 78. Nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there again. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/4/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    Your poem brought back memories, I used to scuba dive and spent many a time exploring wrecks in the English channel. (Report) Reply

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