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 Category:  Children Poetry
  Posted: April 17, 2020      Views: 205

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This work has reached the exceptional level
about children who lost their fathers at sea
"Dear Ocean" by Anya Trofimova
at home the water
has spoiled and the children grow
listing out to sea

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Image: Waiting for the return of the Fishing Fleets, 1881 (w/c on paper) by Winslow Homer

Listing - is a nautical term to describe when a vessel takes on water and tilts to one side. A ship can list either to port (left) or starboard (right).

Inspired by the Triple Trawler Tragedy. Three fishing boats sank, claiming the lives of those on board. Some of the men on the ships were never identified. Our hearts and prayers are still with the families that have been affected. In this poem I look at what may have happened to their children. I think we have a universal attraction to the ocean, despite its unpredictability and dangers, and I would imagine that for someone who has seen a loved one disappear beneath the waves that there would be an even stronger yearning to find and recover them. (

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