The Titanic sinking, by W. Pearson‘Titanic’s Survivors’ by Mike Ruskovich The Society September 10, 2018 Culture, Poetry 9 Comments Things shifted for them suddenly From seeing their folks in the morn To mourning their folks in the sea. Mike Ruskovich lives in Grangeville, Idaho. He taught high school English for thirty-six years. He and his wife have four children. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 9 Responses Joe Tessitore September 10, 2018 What a powerful message in such a tiny package! Well done, Mike! Reply Joe Tessitore September 10, 2018 And such a skillful manipulation of words! Reply Trevor Siggers September 10, 2018 I do like this condensed whole food for thought. Brilliant. PS Captain Smith came from my home town but he’d moved before I arrived. Reply B Stock September 10, 2018 Just not attracted to any verse on this subject. Seems a bit harsh. Reply DPB September 11, 2018 B Stock, you may want to avoid ‘Tempest’, by Bob Dylan. Forty-five quatrains about the Titanic published in 2012, one hundred years after the tragedy. Reply Steve Shaffer September 10, 2018 Nice and compact; it’s kind of haiku/koan -ish. Reply James Sale September 11, 2018 Very good – and despite the tragedy – very funny; yet moving in an odd way. I like this a lot. Reply David Paul Behrens September 11, 2018 Cleverly concise and concisely clever. Very cool. Reply Joseph S. Salemi September 11, 2018 The poem is in the form and style of the Greek or Roman epigram: a short effusion of two to four lines on any subject, serious or comic. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.