Sue Leigh Poetry

Fleet

 

All the names of the boats I remember

that sailed out of Porthmadog

the barque Beeswing

 

the brig Evelyn

Fleetwing

the brigantine Sarah Pritchard

 

the schooner John Llewellyn carrying

slates to Newfoundland bringing

back timber, salt fish

 

the ketch Garlandstone

Blodwen the schooner

the barque Pride of Wales

 

and the small steam-paddle tug

that trundled in and out of the harbour

Wave of Life

 

Published in The Oxford Magazine, 2018