The Gentle Monarch of the Sea


To comprehend a giant's mind,
Consult the wisdom of the whale.
Her testimony will not fail

To prove the greatness of her kind.
Her eerie songs come down to you
From times unknown and deepest blue.

Attuned to currents and to krill,
The whale consistently commutes
Along expansive ocean routes.

Colossal scale alone will thrill,
But add to this, the whale's reserve;
It's equalled only by her nerve.

A navigator unsurpassed,
The whale patrols an empire vast.
No other creature can compare
To her for size and substance rare.


©2018 Michael Fraley




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