rolling

the waves roll
as if great humpbacks
are passing through unnoticed
below the surface turmoil
within the undercurrents
singing their songs of the deep
blowing holes in our imaginations
we can only guess at what goes on
when their eye meets ours
a lighthouse beacon glinting
warning us of danger
now surging ever closer
with the passage of time
these great leviathans
who roll with the waves
dive to seek respite
from the constantly curious
the flesh and photograph hunters
who follow so relentlessly
to the ends of the world
across rolling waves
that never cease
like the tolling of bells
on ships lost at sea

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4 thoughts on “rolling

  1. We are all quite impervious to the effects of hunting these creatures for sightseeing, which may be almost as deleterious as the real hunting. You have identified the similarity between rolling waves and the languorous roll of a basking leviathan successfully. I too would love to know what they think.

    Graham

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