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Universe Below
by Michael R. Ault

Sunday, July 17, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Another diving poem...hope you won't think me all wet. The picture is blownup from one taken while diving in the Grand Caymens near the Oro Verde wreck

A world of rigid rules
and weightless freedom
where angles dance in pairs
and light is softened to blue with strident reds subdued

Where tanks of steel
hoses of rubber and skintight neoprene,
clumsy above
Translate into freedom and ease

Where turtles race gracefully
lumbering giants pirouette and sing
and clowns, surgeons, pipes
and trunks live in harmony

Where danger comes swift and deadly
to those un-diligent or careless
right behind wonder
and even the death bringer has stark beauty and grace

Where you float in dancing sun beams
no earthly tethers binding
free to drift and watch the smallest perfect bit
or dance with leviathans or jesters called lions

Creatures strange float free
medusas caper with men-of-war
arms of eight reach to encircle prey
and skeletons are worn outside to protect sweet meat

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/14/2009
You have taken me along on a dive...very good imagery here! One of my greatest loves in life is the ocean...anything and everyting about it is fascinating.

Reviewed by Z McClure 7/30/2008
I've never been diving in the sea before, but now I can say I have. Thanks for taking me along, Michael.Wonderful, visual poem!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/18/2005

Keep talking, my friend, and keep posting these beautiful, amazing words, and illustrating them with the mysteries of the deep, you are going to talk this old claustrophobic into maybe changing her mind and taking a scuba lesson...LOL

Hey. Proposition. Next time you go to the Carribean, can twin sis Karen and I sneak along? If only to watch your gear? :) DON'T I WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is GORGEOUS, both write and pic--just please, watch out for the sharks!!!!!!! LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/18/2005
excellent imagery! well done, michael!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by jude forese 7/17/2005
almost felt like the scuba gear was on ... good descriptive poem ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/17/2005
A wonderfully crafted depiction of undersea life, albeit an aquarium tank.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/17/2005
Marvelous poem and picture, Michael - truly felt like I was there!

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