You're not a million miles away
But oh we wish and wish each day
That time, the separation, quickly passed
And you were home with us at last,
With "Honours" and a job well done,
Completed, just as you begun.

But, if of course you have to roam,
Remember that this is home
From where your strivings all began
With younger brother John.
It's your example spurs him on
To success! You have shown
'Real brothers' never walk alone.


Douglas R. Tallet, October 1963

Click here to find the first poem. "To an absent one" Written at the time of Richardís first leaving home to go to Newcastle University
Click here to find the third poem. "Summer beach" A word picture of Redcar beach on a busy Summer day
Click here to find the fourth poem. "Coast conscious" In praise of living at the coast
Click here to find the fifth poem. "They who go down to the sea" About the sinking of a trawler on 16.02.65
Click here to find the sixth poem. "September Morning" Images of an early morning in Redcar
Click here to find the seventh poem. "For services rendered" 25 years of employment at Head Wrightson
"Five day week" Weekend pleasures away from the office

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