Shackleton’s ship is discovered, March 2022


they have found a wreck, and what
is proud of the seabed
was not designed for war but crushed
by ear split ice

why not design warships, tanks
to crack and slim
at point of contact
and shrivel the ego of the invader
with discovery and endeavour

About the Poem

This considers the discovery of Shackleton’s ship in light of the invasion of Ukraine.

About the Author

Mark won the Somerset Maugham Award for Two Kinds of Silence. Most recent poetry The view from my shed with Dreich Chapbooks. Mark was an inaugural Hay Festival Writer at Work and is currently the Royal Literary Fellow at Swansea University. He lives in Cardiff, UK.

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