"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Sunset Sailings


Farewell To A Queen


I watch and wait.

Watching as the sun slips down

Past the fishing nets

Into gently lapping golden waves.

Waiting for a queen of royal lineage.


The crowd quietens,

Then breaks into cheers.

She has appeared.

The Queen sails majestically out of harbour,

Into sunset.

And with her,

My friends…



Photographs taken as my friends left Fort Cochin on the Queen Elizabeth yesterday and sailed off into the Arabian Sea.

2 responses

  1. So very eloquently said in both word and image.

    March 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

  2. nebbel


    March 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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