Flannan Isle

You always feel a special connection to your first Doctor on Doctor Who. For me, that was Tom Baker portraying the 4th Doctor. One of the my favorite episodes featuring him was Horror of Fang Rock. It was based on a real story where the inhabitants of a lighthouse disappeared off the coast of Great Britain. I adore unsolved mysteries of history. They also used part of a poem which  is also about the historical event. It’s a great poem and I wanted to share it in honor of National Poetry Month.

Thanks to IPTV my TARDIS lunchbox
Thanks to IPTV my TARDIS lunchbox

The Doctor himself quotes:

Aye: though we hunted high and low,

And hunted everywhere,

Of the three men’s fate we found no trace

Of any kind in any place,

But a door ajar, and an untouched meal,

And an overtoppled chair.

Find the entire text of the story poem at this link: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw230.html

Also, find there extra information at the bottom about the poem, the incident, and what it has inspired.


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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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