Monday, 17 December 2018

Maid of Harlech

(To the tune ‘Men of Harlech’)

Maid of Harlech buried in Welsh sand
In World War Two forced to crash land
When both her engines they cut out
So near the air force base.

Down in two feet of water,
Extensive damage to her,
Guns removed but fuel intact,
At low tide the waves uncover

Maid of Harlech, US Fighter
A protected wreck
We will preserve her,

Victim of human error
And warfare,
Rarely exposed to view.

© David Subacchi

The Maid of Harlech: The World War Two American fighter plane that's spent decades buried under the sand of a Welsh beach

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has five published collections of his poetry in English and one in Welsh. You can find out more about David here.