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  Mind Meld
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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-Still Wandering Through My Photo Albums-

 

“In the water, they have become the dominant species,

Though they acknowledge minds other than their own.”

 

Heathcote Williams

 

 

 

My job had been driving me crazy

I had really needed to get away

I soon found myself in Alaska

On a truly magical summer’s day

 

The scenery was spectacular

The air fresh, clean, and clear

One of the last pristine refuges

A place I will always hold dear

 

And soon, I was aboard a fishing boat

Pleasantly cruising a frigid Alaskan bay

As the Captain prepared the fishing gear

Up from the water it sprang huge and grey

 

I raced to the side of our small vessel

It had surfaced directly next to our boat

It was a gigantic, grey, humpback whale

And right now, right alongside us, it did float

 

I excitedly reached out and touched its huge back

What a truly wondrous experience this was for me

Two far different beings from two far different worlds

This electrifying connection had truly filled me with glee

 

And suddenly, this gentle leviathan from the deep

Looked straight up at me, with its gigantic left eye

Without speaking a single word, we had communicated

This moment will remain with me until the day that I die

 

As I stood transfixed watching him vanish

Beneath the icy waters of the Alaskan coast

I thanked God for this wondrous opportunity

For a magical moment that I treasure the most

 

And although several years have now passed

I always think of this whale when I visit the sea

And as I silently gaze out at the blue ocean waters

I often wonder if this wondrous whale ever thinks of me

 

 

Once hunted to the brink of extinction,

The slaughter of humpback whales

Was banned worldwide, in 1966.

 

But these creatures are once again in peril,

From today’s shrinking ocean food sources,

Entanglement in nets, and collisions with ships.

 

Humpbacks have a very complex language,

That we human beings still do not comprehend;

But whenever I play a tape I have of their whale songs,

My four dogs rush in, wanting to listen again and again.

 

There is truly so much we may never know,

About so many of our fellow earth dwellers;

But I am always mesmerized by my encounters,

And I will always continue in my attempts to learn.

 

 

 

©2008, Mr. Ed
     


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Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/28/2008
I had the distinct pleasure to go whale watching in the Bay Of Fundy off Nova Scotias West Coast a few years back. Though I was reluctant to go thinking it would be boring, I was amazed and awed by the shows these majestic creatures and their off spring provided us that day.

Fee
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/27/2008
wow--what a privilage to have been near such incredible creatures--a wonderful and caring write
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/27/2008
You my friend have been touched by the oneness of the universe, some call it God, for you have reached out to one of his many beings that make up this universe, I understand and feel your bottomless feelings of Grace, it is like this tiniest of little birds, wild, that comes to my hand, like today just to say hello, not to eat, it sits there and looks at me deeply and then flys off again, my daughter and grandson were with me today as witness to it, can you explain that, I just call it Angelface, and it touches me every time she comes to me, it's like receiving a million bucks from heaven!
Thanks for this beautiful and heart warmin poem, it sure made my day!
God bless you Ed! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 5/27/2008
beautiful encounter between two beautiful species
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/27/2008
A chance encounter etched within the walls of your mind forever. All of God's creatures are beautiful and each offer and hold a very unique place in the balance of mother earth....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/27/2008
I can only imagine the excitement and the emotions touched by this amazing expierence,, wow,, I can almost see the connection of the eyes in my head,, truly moving.
Christine
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/27/2008
Such a compassionate and gracious write as always, Dad. You seem to have a hotline to the Animal Kingdoms which enables you to earn their confidence and trust. And communication. Hearing the vocabulary and singing of our underwater friends always reduces me to tears. Their understanding seems as immense as the waters they inhabit. It makes me feel so small and insignificant by comparison. You are a very blessed man to have experienced at first hand the extent of the world's riches and the friendship of its inhabitants in the ways in which you have. Long may it continue. And thank you, as always, for sharing with us, too. Kate xx
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/27/2008
ED - I concur with E.T.

"BLESSED ARE THEY WHO PROTECT GOD'S CREATURES,
FOR THEY WILL SEE GOD ... EVERYWHERE!"

TOM.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/27/2008
A wonderful scenic and innate experience. Nice poem describing it.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/27/2008
I'd like to see how RufuZ, being the smart guy he is, would respond to whale song...cool write, enjoyed...Ed
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/27/2008
You are truly blessed, my friend, and yes we are all dwellers on this beautiful planet..harmony is so needed. I once saw three hump back whales off the coast of Plymouth, Mass, and it was quite an experience. I will never forget that sight either, for as long as I live.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/27/2008
The reason you were given that gift of touching Ed, is that Creator blesses those who have His heart for the Creatures He put us in charge of.You are one of the good and loyal stewards that deserve to have these moments.Thanks for sharing!

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/27/2008
What a nice experience to be remembered forever. Lucky you were to see that whale and up so close. Thanks for sharing this experience. It meant a lot to me to read this too.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/27/2008
Luckily for the hunchback whale your name wasn't Captain Ahab...

Georg
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/27/2008
"...always mesmerized by my encounters,
...will always continue in my attempts to learn."

Great presence of thought, Ed...If we lose these important factors of life, that is when we begin our dying!
What an honor and blessing to have been able to communicate with the whale, then kindly share that with us!
Appreciation and Love ~~ Micke



Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/27/2008
Besides Karen Lynn, you're going to have ANOTHER stowaway - North! to Alaska! Mush! LOL

Sounds like a wonderful connection - what a beautiful, rare experience you had - well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/27/2008
Next time you go to Alaska, can I go with you; better yet, can Karla AND I go?? We'd give anything to get out of Texas!!

Beautiful write; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/27/2008
Thank you for sharing a beautiful memory...and for always leaving us with a deeper understanding and knowledge.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/27/2008
A beautiful write, you are always teaching us something Ed, I often wish my life was as exciting as yours. thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose

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