Poem by Terrence Huntington: Tale of the Bounty

 

Raging seas, moonlit ship’s wake, distant atolls, alluring sirens, starlit tropical sky, a mission to find and transplant breadfruit trees, and an intimidated crew; this and an officer unable to tolerate interminable abuse by a domineering captain – all part of the story of one of the most infamous mutinies in maritime history.

“Weigh anchor!” ordered Captain Bligh
And so the Bounty set her sail
We’re heading for the Southern Sea
And isles of Cook’s romantic tale . . .

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