Christopher Middleton

(1926 / Truro, Cornwall / UK)

Christopher Middleton Poems

1. The Flight 6/1/2015
2. The Diving Apprentices 10/20/2016
3. Feuilleton 5: The Buskers 10/20/2016
4. January 1919 10/20/2016
5. Nietzsche's Hands 10/20/2016
6. The Paradox of Jerome's Lion 10/20/2016

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The Diving Apprentices

Sometimes you watch them going out to sea
On such a day as this, in the worst of weathers,
Their boat holding ten or a dozen of them,
In black rubber suits crouched around the engine housing,
Tanks of air, straps and hoses, and for their feet
Enormous flippers.

The bow, with such a load on board,
Hammers through the whitecaps, while they talk;
Junonian girls, Praxitelean boys, pelted on
By bursting clouds, by spray, eventually heave
The tanks upon their backs, the boat drifts at anchor,

And down they go to the...

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