Cutty Sark continues to inspire poets across the globe and recently the ship was sent the following poem by Peter Howes, an admirer of the ship from Australia.

The Sleeping Clipper

By Peter Howes, 2015

Cutty Sark, Greenwich

Walk her deck with gentle tread

Beneath the lofty canvas spread

Sound of wind and surging water

She braves a sea from any quarter

Mastheads reeling, a press of sail

Salt spray upon topgallant rail.

Read of her deeds, then life

Did slow. Now resting in

A golden glow.

Cutty Sark, from a firey tangle

Still cared for

By her guarding angel


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