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Erith, when it was in Kent

The following poem, ‘an Ode to Old Erith’, Robert the Devil’s stomping ground, written by Pat Watson in 1982, mentions ‘Bob the Devil’. ODE TO OLD ERITH It was always a shabby, funny town, when I was small: It’s only … Continue reading

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Has anyone seen my vest?

A piece of poetry from Frank Willmott. It’s been posted before but deserves a rerun. Buxom barges drifting, Outward with the tide, Outward, onwards, seaward, Where buoys and beacons guide. Bound with Grain for Yarmouth, Ghistong down the Swin, Hasting, … Continue reading

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Long lost poem

A delightful nautically themed poem wott I found on the rather lovely blog, ‘poetreecreations.org’ Poem, origin unknown, found in handwritten notes of the late Frank Willmott. Buxom barges drifting, Outward with the tide, Outward, onwards, seaward, Where buoys and beacons … Continue reading

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