what about the whales

those that said poetry is dead
have to be wrong

we have not yet translated
the epics chanted by whales
circling the polar ice

all that singing
must include metaphor

we just haven’t wrapped
our primate minds around
the syntaxย yet

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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14 Responses to what about the whales

  1. paulaacton says:

    I love whale song it is so sad and plaintiff yet for all we know they could be discussing the weather, strange how different tongues inspire emotions regardless of the context of the words

  2. mimijk says:

    I love this Susan..the thought of a whale’s song being interpreted as poetry..

  3. Green Speck says:

    So true you are … completely agree with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Karin Wiberg says:

    Excellent! (I would like to make a Hitchhiker’s Guide joke, but will refrain. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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