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  Gentle Giant
by Mr. Ed
Friday, March 19, 2010
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My Fourth Poem in Celebration

Of Earth’s Wondrous Wildlife,

This ‘National Wildlife Week’

 

 

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

Although they acknowledge minds other than their own.”

 

Heathcote Williams

 

 

 

My job had been driving me crazy

I had really needed to get away

Soon, I found myself in Alaska

On a truly magical summer’s day

 

The scenery here, was spectacular

The air, extremely vibrant and clear

One of Earth’s last, pristine, refuges

A place and time I’ll always hold dear

 

And very soon, I was aboard a fishing boat

Joyously cruising, a marvelous Alaskan bay

As our old Captain prepared the fishing gear

Up from the depths it sprang, massive and gray

 

I quickly raced to the side of our small vessel

It had surfaced, directly next to our tiny boat

It was a wondrous, gigantic, humpback whale

And now, right here, alongside me, it did float

 

I very excitedly reached out, and touched its huge back

What an extraordinary and wondrous experience for me

Two far different beings, from two far different worlds

An electrifying connection, which had filled me with glee

 

And suddenly, this magnificent leviathan from the deep

Slowly looked straight up at me, with its enormous left eye

Without speaking a single word, we had now communicated

And this moment will remain with me, until the day that I die

 

As I stood there transfixed, now watching him vanish

Beneath the deep and frigid waters of the Alaskan coast

I soon thanked God, for this truly marvelous opportunity

For this truly magical moment, that I still treasure the most

 

And although several years have passed since I saw him

I always think of this whale, whenever I now visit the sea

And, as I now silently gaze out at the deep blue ocean water

I often wonder, if this wondrous old whale, ever thinks, of me

 

 

©2010 National Wildlife Week, Mr. Ed

 
  


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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/21/2010
ED -

A TRULY MARVELOUS TALE ... COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A NICER GUY!

TK.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/21/2010
Wonderful poem my friend. Your poetry brings us closer to nature than ever we can be even i physical terms when we are sitting under a tree or watching a bird. I´m sure this whale seldom thinks of you.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/20/2010
Wow, what an amazing moment. I've been whale watching here in NH, but the boat driver seemed to chase the whales more than anything. Your encounter seems peaceful in comparison. Very special. Love the last line, too.
Sheila
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/20/2010
You can bet he thinks about you, nothing is a accident, he wanted the experience as much as you did :-) Probably from below he is wondering if you remember :-) thanks for this sharing.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/20/2010
A grand and wondrous event well remembered dear Peeeee Weeeeeeee!
Love your poems! Sis TL
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/20/2010
Thr mamory of a lifetime, no doubt.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 3/20/2010
They truly are awesome creatures.... God has given us many blessings to adore!

Blessings & Peace, Holly
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/20/2010
what an incredible and special moment-thank you for sharing!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/20/2010
I have the fortune to see those creatures down between South America and Antarctic sailing from the Atlantic to the Pacific on our way to New Zealand, on a crystal clear calm sea with hardly a ripple...

Georg

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/19/2010
This is on my to do list. I hope I get the chance. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/19/2010
Unforgettable Ed, this is a beauty!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/19/2010
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful experience.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/19/2010
I had the wonderful treasure of a memory of going on a whale watching expedition into the Bay of Funday a few years ago. We not only got to see the whales but were able to identify a good many of them from catalogues kept with their colorations etc. At one point we had a great cow and her calf entertaining us not more than twenty feet from the side of the boat we were on. Sadly we were so excited seeing them that we wasted all the film we had in our camera long before they were in clost range with us but the memories of that day will stay with me forever.
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Reviewed by Diana Wiles 3/19/2010
I think he will! Something happened in those moments that will last forever, for both parties.. What a wonderful experience, and a wonderful piece of writing. I could feel and taste that vibrant and clear air...Very atmospheric..

Hugs, Diana..
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/19/2010
Initially I thought you were going to speak of the old Jersey Devil as being the Gentle Giant though he has lost alot of weight of late...but this truly magnificent experience is far more better than any other...Ed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/19/2010
That must have been exciting for you! Wow! Wonderful write, Ed; love the piccy and music, too! Well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. ;D
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/19/2010
Wow! What a fabulous experience for you, Ed. To be that close to one of Nature's most amazing creatures. Gorgeous imagery in this write.

Anna

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