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

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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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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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