Some things the sea gives back to you;
Blue of the sky, the odd drowned thing;
And sometimes when it’s resting between storms
You can lean over the gunwale,
Peer down through a silence
That at first seems black
But is an endless absence,
With distant galaxies of jellyfish.
Dru Marland used to work at sea on big ships but now lives quietly among the voles on the Kennet and Avon canal, drawing pictures. Her illustrated collection Drawn Chorus (an alphabet of birds) was published in 2007 by Gert Macky Books. Dru tweets @Dru_Marland.
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