Naturalists Notes 11-18-17
November 18, 2017
Today on seas of ashen gray
We found tall brumes of mammal spray
Amidst the middle shipping flank
Of New England’s Stellwagen Bank.
The blows burst forth in columns three
From Patchwork, Bowline, and Basmati!
A triad of leviathans
Who pushed our beliefs to their ends.
These Humpback whales of fluke and pleat
Cast doughy air with every bleat.
They chose to synchronize each dive
For sea bound minutes of three to five.
Basmati bowed into green murk
Followed by Bowline and Patchwork
In foraging mathematics
To sup in worlds most pelagic
The Salacia lingered as shadow
To animals of stovebolt brow
Allotting them tranquility
As they fed under swaying sea.
Upon us is the final tide
Of whales upholstered in black hide
That transcend their mere mortal state
By tales that swim in written gate.
Periscope Down, Richard W Dolan