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Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

This poem was inspired by an archival image of South Asian Sailors aboard the Viceroy of India 1929, on page 3 of Hidden Sailors, Spaces & Places.


Stormy Seas, dashing waves sprays of salty sea air, from starboard to port, from the bow to the bridge.

Creaking boards and restless riggings, of to the new world to the old and back again.

Around deadly Cape Horn across the vastness of the oceans what an adventure but what a price to pay for the hardships we endure.

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‘These poems were inspired through workshops delivered by curator Trisha McCauley’s ‘Hidden Sailors: Places and Spaces’ project for Bridging Histories supported by the Mayor of London.


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