Great War at Sea Poetry Project Update – and World War 2 poetry

After some deliberation it’s been decided to move the goal posts a little . The Great War at Sea Poetry Project website at greatwaratseapoetry will keep to its original remit. This blog will also cover World War 2 sea poetry as there is some magnificent work out there which gets overlooked by emphasis on World War 1 …

Sea Garden

At times wonder if devotees of War Poetry over-estimate its literary importance. Recently found an anthology titled ‘Vintage Verse-An Anthology of Poetry in English’ edited by Clifford Bax from 1944. The range of poetry included starts with work from 1290 leading through the centuries to T.S.Elliott. The only poet who served during the Great War …

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson – Troopship Mid-Atlantic

Dark waters into crystalline brilliance break About the keel, as through the moonless night The dark ship moves in its own moving lake Of phosphorescent cold moon-coloured light; And to the clear horizon, all around Drift pools of fiery beryl flashing bright As though, still flashing, quenchless, cold and white, A million moons in the …

Royal Naval Dockyard Chatham – Live Bait Squadron commemoration 22nd September 2014

“As part of The Historic Dockyard Chatham’s First World War Centenary commemorations, an event of national significance will remember the three Royal Navy Cruisers – HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy – which were sunk by enemy submarine action on 22nd September 1914 off the Dutch coast in the North Sea with a total …