Found Poem

Found Poem (Titanic Story)

I could see the lights
Of the ship
Starting to go under

Then soundlessly,
Perhaps a mile away,
It just went down.
It was gone.

Oh yes, the sky
Was very black
And the stars were very bright.

They told me
The people in the water
Were singing,
But I knew
They were screaming.

(Madeleine Mellinger, Titanic survivor, in a Toronto Star interview, April 15, 1974)|


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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