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#78336 - 04/15/06 03:32 PM Remember the Titanic
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The ship hit an iceberg on April 14th.
My sister lives in captain Smiths house, one of two he owned on the same street.

Helen Candee was one of the survivors, and she wrote this as the ship met its fate.

"Light after light slipped into the water
in sloping slow descent; less and less becomes the stern space where the hushed crowd waits.
No more sound of wireless, nor rockets.

Then, at last last, the end of the world.
A smooth slow chute. Life went out on the big ship.

There was no shriek, nor wail, nor frantic shout. Instead a heavy moan as one of being from whom final agony forces a single sound".


'Then the shock came. The impact was below me.
It toppled me over. We had struck the top of a
mountain in the sea, a mountain never before discovered.
It must be so.'

As she went to investigate, she saw a boy carrying ice which had fallen onto the deck after the ship hit the iceberg.

She recalls the horrifying vision of the Titanic's bow disappearing into the water as those who remained on board scrambled for the stern, by now at a terrifying 90 degree angle.

'The only space of deck slopes high toward the stern and on this diminished point huddle the close pack awaiting death with translucent courage'

She wrote.

She should not have been on the ship, as she was on her way to the states because her son had an accident so she boarded at Cherbourg the fastest way to get there.
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#78337 - 04/16/06 04:49 AM Re: Remember the Titanic
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Tragedies happen when we are not ready for them but what outlasts these tragedies are the stories they create within their timeless womb. Stories of valour and of human spirit that continue to inspire us for generations and as a rule all tragedies are lessons of humanity to the humanity.

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#78338 - 04/16/06 12:43 PM Re: Remember the Titanic
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Indeed, what she wrote is timeless, and reading it knowing she was witnessing such a great tragedy in such an inhospitable place makes it all the more eerie.

The feeling of wanting somehow for everyone to be safe and seeing such tragedy unfold must have left all of those survivors in trauma.

My heart goes out to all those who were locked in the steerage of the liner, men, women and children who were travelling fourth class.
Drowned because of their lack of riches.

They were the richest of all on that fateful night, of doom and misery untold,

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#78339 - 04/16/06 02:01 PM Re: Remember the Titanic
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Life is what you make of it.

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#78340 - 04/17/06 01:52 PM Re: Remember the Titanic
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Of Perilous Seas.

Two more poems I found.

Man's greatest vessel on her Eden voyage
Across the April night,
She is a masterwork of grace and speed,
Of music and of light;
Blithely she steams to keep her rendezvous
Where the iceberg looms white.

Fashioning her, man's genius and man's pride
Forged a bright leaping sword
Wherewith to master space and conquer time:
The humblest man aboard
Knows the Atlantic now subservient
Before her human lord.

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Above her sepulcher, unchanged, the stars
Are baubles on a crown;
And by their hundreds the cold swimmers drift,
And one by one they drown;
Naught leaves a scar upon the ocean's poise
Where man's great ship went down.

Her bows tilt like and assagai that's aimed
At the deep ocean's floor;
One mad light still is bright on one mad mast;
Then strong black waters pour
Over the lights, the music, and the men:
She probes the ocean's core

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