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.