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(75) What A Day

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“Keel haul the scuppers” you yelled and you laughed
And your bright eyes shone as the ketch heeled to port

The deck tilted dangerously down by the lee
Where a high wall of water was flowing abaft

Standing a metre or more at the scuppers
Striated and streaming and flowing away

Great rolling seas, vast mountains of water
Stood high beside us and showered us with spray
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Anna Russell 22 March 2007
Like a photograph, diary entry and piece of music all in one! Hugs Anna xxx
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Alison Cassidy 09 March 2007
I thought of Masefield even before I read the line 'shouting out Masefield's rhymes to the sea. Cargoes is one of my favourite poems in the world and this one has the same rollicking, energetic, boisterous, blokey feel. Wonderful rhythms David. This piece has a salt tang and a bright passionate spirit. It has lifted my day! love, Allie xxxx
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