Flight by water

Afloat, adrift or drowned

Death in the Mediterranean: the least bad option for so many migrants


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For background information see http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/17/death-mediterranean-africans-migrant-sea-libya


The current brought a stranger yesterday,

And laid him in the sand beneath a palm,

His worn young face was partly torn away,

His eyes that saw the world no more, were calm.

We could not close his eyelids, stiff with blood –

But, oh, my brother…

from Feroke, by Laurence Hope

For those in peril on the sea:

Words for those at sea the world over, by William Whiting, written in 1860.

Listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDjwUzUnNpU