Editor’s note: Magnus’ poem below is purely fictional. Thankfully he has not fallen overboard during the race.
Rapture of the Deep
"Man overboard!" I heard them shout
And they all looked out to sea
I looked around and I looked about
and I found that it was me.
Bobbing around up and down
Like a fisherman's float
I saw the sky and I saw the sea
But I couldn't see the boat.
They threw the Danbuoy overboard
The foresails they dropped down
I could hardly speak or see or breathe
But maybe I could drown.
Deep forests swayed with random motion
The moon pulled at the seething ocean
Starfish, squid and slimy things
Filled my head with strange imaginings.
The seaweed sighed, the mermaids cried
Enchanted songs of Lorelei
And I began to sleep I fear
When I heard faint singing in my ear.
"Come to me Captain Magno, come to me
And live with us under the sea
Your queen awaits she needs a king
And you look like you're just the thing."
Then I heard another voice and did look
To a red-clad beast with a great big hook
He hanked me on and yanked me out
When I began to scream and shout.
"Let me go and leave me be
I want to live under the sea
Where the queen awaits and scallops sleep
In my mermaid kingdom of the deep."