Guest post by Ruth Harlow
Many of the early lines appear to be rather straightforward in telling about the naval tragedy; however, the last lines have puzzled me and intrigued me, as I believe they are meant to tell us more. The punctuation is especially noteworthy.
Silences all who would interfere;
Retains, still what it might giveWhat are your thoughts?
As casually as it took away:
Creatures passed through the wet sieve
Without enrichment or decay.
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Note from Dawn: I will be on the road this weekend, so you may or may not hear from me before Monday. In the meantime, Hill readers can focus on commenting on Ruth's post.