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A sailor’s farewell poem: Crossing the Bar

If you are looking for words or verse for ash scattering ceremony fit for an old sailor, then you could worse than consider the classic poem Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Sunset and evening star,       And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning […]

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A Scattering by Christopher Reid

I don’t profess to be a poetry buff, I wonder whether this                                                                                               is because I spent too long hearing my father say: Pah, that isn’t a poem: poems rhyme. Whilst these day I don’t subscribe to that theory, I often find myself having read a poem wondering whether I have missed the point or the subtle […]

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Scattering Ashes in Haiku!

  Two November girls scatter his ashes at sea; sad wild waves thunder.   Well there you go, I have no idea whether this is good or bad Haiku but judging by the response it was well received. For those not familiar with the term Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, Japanese haiku have […]

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