Derek Mahon's After the Titanic

Svetlana Strezeva

Svetlana Strezeva

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This poem tells us of Bruce Ismay's turmoil for the rest of his life.

Can someone please post a link to the poem or the full text of it? I can't find it anywhere.
 
Svetlana Strezeva

Svetlana Strezeva

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I had no idea Bruce Ismay might have suffered so much afterwards. Is this poem depicting reality or merely Mahon's opinion on what happened to Bruce?

Thank you Jason for the poem, by the way!
 
Jason D. Tiller

Jason D. Tiller

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You're welcome, Svetlana.

From my own take on it, the poem describes how Bruce Ismay suffered after the disaster. He was not the same after the sinking and no one dared to utter the name Titanic in his presence.
 
Svetlana Strezeva

Svetlana Strezeva

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Poor guy. That's horrible. He must have felt utterly alone for the rest of his life. I better go before I start crying.
 
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