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THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE by Pat Cammish

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Online - 23 August 2020

THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE by Pat Cammish

The Fighting Témeraire

Once bold and fearless - Victory's protector no more.
Ethereal shadowed existence, trailing surrender.
Idyllic majesty fading away.
*The flag which braved the battle and the breeze,
No longer owns her.

A glorious sunset, cloud churning colour
A fanfare honouring the power of the past.
Idealised history passing away.
And the flag which braved the battle and the breeze,
No longer owns her.

A squatness of steamboat - advancing modernity,
Belching out blackness - tugs the wraith to her doom.
….In the docks at Rotherhythe
And the flag which braved the battle and the breeze,
No longer owns her.

                   by Pat Cammish (inspired by William Turner's painting of the same title as above)


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