A limping old sailor sailing on cerulean palish
waves on one night of crescent moon in his dingy
archaic boat plagued by sea-sickness, weather sores
saw in bewilderment a vision to behold an enormous
silver figure jumped out of deep waters, a rare long
finned dolphin trailing along the decapitated mast;
What do you seek? asked the awestruck sailor
“I am looking for my lost calf” replied the bottle-
nosed voice smelling of great worry and woes..
“It ain’t here, I am on voyage discovering islands
of gold no time for trivialities” replied in a manner
sailors are notorious for…
“No such island exists”, the dolphin grinned in the fashion
of the heavenly mermaids of vast seas;
“I have reigned over these azure waters before you and
your likes were born, after which my calves began
to disappear, great doom befell on these waters due
to man’s arrogance and fallacy….
While I graze these cursed waters for my calf, sailors
like you will forever lose their ways and perish in
labyrinth of these liquid waters and will never have
the joys of families”
At the moment the thunder hit , a blazing lightning struck
the iron mast and sailor saw the prophecy unfolding,
with his naked eyes, knowing the fate of future
( This is my take on increasing water pollution and illegal hunting of whales and dolphins, in our seas and oceans.)
68 thoughts on “Sailor & The Dolphin”
Thanks Bill for your kind read, just my take on ocean pollution and illegal fish hunting!
Being a former Sailor, I have the greatest admiration and respect for the oceans!
great and being a hydrophobic i have great fear and awe for the oceans…
Wow…. that must really be something! So sorry to hear that!
That’s why lot of water in my fantasy but I’ve got fountains, acquariums water balls in my house to compensate!
Yep and I can swim in 2 feet swimming pools 🙂 which is a shame my instructor told me waters as deep as 2 or 3 feet requires lot of effort to drown 😂😂😂so no need to worry!
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Thanks Rita, very kind of you. I just visited do I need to do something?
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All ryt dear I’ll do thanks !
Thanks a lot I am so glad you liked it, means a lot! It’s my take on illegal hunting in oceans
Yes, thank you for sharing it. 🙂
A beautiful take, a wondrous conversation and a great message. ❤️
This is my take on illegal huntings of dolphins and whales also water pollution, being a writer I just penned a fictional tale to shed light!
I saw that and applaud your great work
Thanks just wanted to shed light on this issues, so truly appreciate it!
A very powerful poignant poem with a very timely message.
Thanks Count Dracula 🧛♂️, I guess as a poet sometimes I should talk about such issues also I can’t just keep ranting about my heart even when beings out there are struggling to survive. Thanks for your read, appreciate it. 💀🏰🧟♂️
Thanks alot Jaya, appreciate it!
A nice tale in poetry. Loved the conversation between the sailor and dolphin. Pertinent topic!
Thanks Amitav for your kind read and insightful response. Truly appreciate it!
Thanks Juggadwriter truly appreciate your kind read!
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A huge applause 👏 👏…….. My heart goes out to these creatures………the issue needs awareness …..and your pen is doing just that 👌
Thanks Sakshi, I just felt it was important to raise awareness for this issues, and what mightier weapon than pen!
Beautifully done Tanya.
This is the question we all need to address. The days are not far behind when we become history and someone evolved animal reads in its history books why dinosaurs and humans are not on earth now and why we should sympathize with dinosaurs and not human.😐
Very thoughtful reply Sunil, this was exactly my endeavor behind it, to raise awareness of illegal huntings, poaching in our waters. Thanks a lot for your insightful response, truly appreciate it!
Thanks to you Tanya. Its about time we take actions.
Thanks a lot Ravindra for your kind read. Appreciate it!
My pleasure always Tanya! Have a beautiful Halloween week 🎃
You too have a great week! Regards
Again read it awesome
Thank you I am glad you find it so, how are you doing today?
A good day u dear hope baby is doing good in my prayers always
she is doing good 🙂 thanks for asking!
I bond with u don’t know why u are very balmy person right
Well some times it some past connection, in my real life I am just as angry as happy or sad as anyone, but yes I have my own world where I write and feel happy 🙂
Tanya, this is wonderfully written while also offering an important message — a great combination. That poor dolphin has every right to be angry. 🙁
Thanks Dave was watching a documentary on Dolphins and illegal hunting and a thought cane and penned thus verse, glad you liked it!
That’s one to let sink in bit by bit
Thanks for reading, was trying to bring attention to illegal hunting and poaching in ocean waters. Truly appreciate your time!
I wish more people would care for your topic. You found a very beautiful way to address it!
I was watching a documentary on Dolphins on TV and a thought clicked and being a fiction writer just penned it the way I knew 🙂 thanks a lot for reading !
Beautiful insight and presentation.
Thanks alot Ron, truly appreciate your humbled read and comments. Have a great week!
Thank you. Hope you have a great week also.
Beautiful..you have portrayed the message very well through beautiful words 🙂
Thanks Krishna how very nice of you! Truly appreciate my dear!