Convoy by Charles Causley

Chris Isaac
8th June 2011, 16:48
I discovered this poem by the late Cornish Poet Charles Causley.
He has become of particular interest to me as my family and I are about to move into the house where he spent his boyhood in Launceston (picture attached).

The poem will be of special interest to those of you who served in the war.
Causley served in the Royal Navy from 1940 to 1946

Draw the blanket of ocean,
Over his frozen face.
He lies, his eyes quarried by glittering fish.
Staring through the green freezing sea-glass
At the Northern Lights.

He is now a child in the land of Christmas:
Watching, amazed, the white tumbling bears
And the diving seal.
The iron wind clangs round the ice-caps,
The five-point Dog-star
Burns over the silent sea,

And the three ships
Come sailing in.

8th June 2011, 16:57
Chris, A lovely looking house, may you and your family have many happy years in residence.