Andrew Shiston

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

Andrew Shiston Poems

1. A Time Before 5/13/2007
2. Those At Sea 5/14/2007
3. Christmas Eve At Sea 5/14/2007
4. Nightmares 5/14/2007
5. A Symphony Of A Storm 5/14/2007
6. Lonely Girl 5/15/2007
7. Still Waiting 5/15/2007
8. The Emperor's Men 5/15/2007
9. Drowned 5/15/2007
10. Quiet Of The Morning 5/15/2007
11. Nightmares 2 5/15/2007
12. Last Rites 5/16/2007
13. The Colour Of Warmth 5/17/2007
14. A Sonnet: Love Lost 5/17/2007
15. Location 5/17/2007
16. The Menu 5/18/2007
17. Danger 5/18/2007
18. Skeleton Coast 5/19/2007
19. Three Maroons 5/26/2007
20. The Ship 5/15/2007
21. Ode To A Sunken Ship 5/14/2007
22. A Day In Late Spring 5/14/2007
23. Portland 5/13/2007
24. Come With Me To This Island In The Sea (A Villanelle) 5/14/2007
Best Poem of Andrew Shiston

Come With Me To This Island In The Sea (A Villanelle)

Come with me to this Island in the sea
Tears of stone shed by ancient mountains bones
The curving shore for all good men to see

From storming seas and flooding rip tides free
This Island of white stone only Neptune owns
Come with me to this Island in the sea

Stand alone on these stark broken cliffs, that be
From pounding of the sea, the broken stones
The curving shore for all good men to see

Portland's sheltered stony bay, that's in the lee
The Island and her Pulpit Rock that groans
Come with me to this Island in the sea

Steer your ship ...

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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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