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Poetry Manifesto: As the Whale sings so do I

I send you my poetry
as the Sperm Whale sends her song

Out into the wide ocean
to listen for echoes, to hope for response

Her staccato clicks can be hunting for sustenance
but they also encode messages and love songs

I write as she sings, with the flow
poems gather, are born, cleaned and sung

Poems may sustain you or tell you a truth

 

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Posted in response to a challenge by Rebecca Cunningham at fakeflamenco.com

https://fakeflamenco.com/2020/07/07/july-poetry-challenge-reto-poetico-de-julio/

Poem: Whale song

I send you my poetry
As the Sperm Whale sends her song out into the wide ocean
To listens for echoes, to hope for response

Her staccato clicks can be hunting for sustenance
But they also encode messages and love songs
Poems may sustain you or tell you a truth

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond