Friday, February 05, 2016


By piercing hook and explosive harpoon
We hunted them all by sun and moon
With propeller and radar we gave no rest
And now all the briny giants fail our test
Far away from the ocean's reach
Sees now antiquities greatness beach
Another leviathan is cast to the shore
Its song lost from the world evermore
And is all this sadness truly our fault?
A fatal effect of despoiling the salt
Where plastic swims more prolific than fish
In saving the world we failed in our wish
And very soon when all the seas still
Subdued in the end by our exploitative will
We may look upon the waves and cry
Why did we let all the noble whales die?