Andrew Shiston

Rookie (16th March 1943 / Portland, Dorset England)

Biography of Andrew Shiston

I am an Englishman now living in Lincolnshire, England; I am a retired Merchant Navy officer, retired after twenty five years at sea. I write poetry of the sea, and of Dorset, (Thomas Hardy country) I also write novels, one of which has been published. My goal in life now is to publish a book of poetry.
Poetry has always been my passion and I used to write on long trips away at sea.
I have been active and have had some of my poetry published, but not as yet in book form.

Andrew Shiston's Works:

'A Bay of Skeletons'

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A Time Before

The Island appeared from the parting mist
The cliffs rise from rocky broken bones
Surging tides of Eocene, laid waste
And cleansed this marbled artery of stone
On the cliff above, a gallery of cradled nests of lamps
White light for the wreckers moth,
Beneath the baleful eye
Rests the fishermen's windswept homes
Windows glow with warmth

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