POETRY IN ENGLISH ORIGINAL (CCCXCVIII), ENGLAND – Constantin ROMAN, LONDON – “ SALVETE TO ED TRAPP”
SALVETE TO ED TRAPP
(AMOCO EUROPE, North Sea Exploration)
Author: Constantin ROMAN
To see you go, my heart is wrenched
By lateral strike-slip.
In Southern Comfort will be drenched
My sorrows’ normal dip.
Hope you’ll enjoy old New Orleans,
The hamburgers and the baked beans
And you will miss ou’r fish’n chip,
The lager and the food in tins
(And Roman Constantins…)
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GLOSSARY NOTES: The poem alludes to Tectonics geological terms such as: “Wrench faults” (infra: wrenching), Strike-slip faults and Normal-dip faults, used by the author in his seismic evaluation/interpretation in the hydrocarbon exploration of the North Sea.
BACKGROUND NOTE: in the 1970s Amoco Europe’s offices were located in Cavendish Square, near Oxford Circus, Central London.
Ed TRAPP was at the time a Senior Executive in the Exploration Department, who supported this author’s new approach to Seismic Interpretation of the North Sea.