if you go down to the sea again

to the lonely sea & the sky

you'll know why it's so lonely

when the filthy tide is high



Venus on the world's first surfboard

would surely find the pong too strong

mermaids swimming in the sewage

soon browned off would cease their song


this isn't just a load of bullshit

we are an endangered species

likely to become ex-stinkt

sinking fast in our own faeces



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connoisseur of manure (pigshit!)

welcome to the cumbrian coast

the final solution

water cycle



[with apologies to John Masefield & Botticelli]

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Wrote  that verse in mid 1970s. A version of it was broadcast on BBC2 TV. Wasn't paid for it but asked for a copy of the accompanying cartoon caricature which they had used to illustrate my words & they sent me the original large artwork, reproduced above.


Was pleased to discover photographic artist, Chris Jordan, had also adapted Botticelli's well-known image for his Venus 2011:



Zooming in, to use his words, it "depicts 240,000 plastic bags, equal to the estimated number of plastic bags consumed around the world every ten seconds."