Sunday, 2 March 2014

Ghost Ship

A ghost ship of rivet dots
Pattern of metal unjointed
A warrior's ferocious footprint

Orderly curves follow the lines
Orderly place as flesh turns
To chaos rot and soil red

Metal rusted into orange
Metal blooded but still here
To carve a shape in time

The host ship carried its crew
Pattern of body disappears
A warrior's honorable departing

On the non existent burial boat of a warrior 
Viking Exhibition, British Museum, 2 March 2014

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