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Whale

By Paul Fisher / February 1, 1982



Dark swelling of ambulant seas And the circuit of a white moon Upon the waters of morning Prophesied Leviathon. Undulations of forgotten tides And fire, flashed on vanished shores, Gave birth.

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Overwhelming shadows Move beneath us now; Our tilting pleasure-craft Is drenched in mist. Translucent song explodes Beyond the reef. His spirals foam and curl Toward silences Below the deep. Of all Earth's shining creatures, He alone must know$

he hidden light within the sea, The bright seed of the greening tree.