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Titel: Longshore Drift
Verlag: Jardine Press Ltd 2005
New hardback. Fine and unread Poetry, Drama & Criticism. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A107022
"We've always lived on the edge, boy;
Small boats, lines and nets.
We've always fished as the old men fished,
And the old men showed the sea respect."
When I visited Aldeburgh, the Suffolk coast was new to me. Its physical
geography surprised me, its stony shores unexpectedly bleaker and more
exposed than the sandy beaches of Northumberland. In the four weeks I spent
there, however, I soon found many similarities to home - particularly in
the crisis facing the longshore fishermen, who use small boats and
traditional methods to catch cod, soles, herring and crabs. When I wrote
this poem, seven boats fished from the beach at Aldeburgh. Two years later,
only three are left.
As I crunched along the Suffolk beaches, I reflected on the mutability of
the coast. I looked out towards the lost city of Dunwich, once one of
England's biggest ports, now almost entirely sunk beneath the sea:
"White-veined, white fretted, brown
And snagged with angry light."
I thought of the decline of the longshoremen's way of life, handed down for
generations, and now vanishing before our eyes. Longshore Drift is an
attempt to capture a glimpse of what we are losing.
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