Sarah Jones is knitting the sea
John Gallas : NZ poet living in Markfield, Leics. Published by Carcanet Press. Orkney St Magnus Festival Poet, translator and librettist.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones
Sarah Elizabeth Jones d. April 23rd 1960 aged 90
(Master Mariner Jones drowned 1907 aged 44)
Aberdyfi Graveyard Memorial
Sarah Jones is knitting the sea.
house on the hill
like Golden Syrup
over the lych-gate
and the road,
and the salty
O Captain Jones,
collect thy bones,
climb out of the sea
and climb the woolly hill to me.
I have been alone for fifty years,
and I am sick of tears.
Only the needles’ click clack click,
my teapot, and your walking-stick.
John Gallas, Markfield
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