Continuing with the underwater theme from the last couple of images… and hoping that Tom will be inspired to write another poem to go with this inquisitive seal!
UPDATE: And here is a poem – very fast! and… well see below!
Those silent eyes have seen the light
that filters down below
into darkness, falling, bright,
fading to a glow.
They’ve looked upon the truth of worlds,
the profit and the loss,
while the Ocean’s vortex swirls
all countless of the cost.
They’ve seen the lilies of the deep
clothed in the finest rags
and pierced the depths where all that creeps
beneath the pressure sags.
Then to the sunlight and the air
they’ve joyously returned
like Orpheus upon the stair,
no Eurydice to spurn.
Those eyes have seen the dark abyss
and stared into the night:
greeted it with fishy kiss
and flipper flapping flight
They’ve seen the mystery and the fun
of diving deep and dark
but always there awaits the sun
and pups’ inquiring bark.
Copyright (C) 2010 Tom Radcliffe
image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer