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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Those At Sea

Cloth cap, coat thin with tears
Congregation of this grey coastline
Fishermen's wives and fears
Shuffling, eyes downcast to their pew
Quiet noises, coughs clearing throats
Rustle of hymn books, only few
Song sheets old and worn
With musty smell of old socks
A murmur as the priest climbs worn steps

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