Apr13

Seamus Heaney
Waves of Space

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In these briny days as our great pod swims 
The oceans and the seas in search of land 
And traces of that once great surface dweller, 
We surf the waves and great swells of the globe, 
Defy the surface layers for triumph 
Inverting, twisting, stretching, all for joy. 
Now we're the highest beings left on Earth 
And employ our sound sense exploring bays, 
Coves, channels, sandbanks, blue reefs and shallows. 
As the wild weather breaks apart the ground 
We see their remains and ancient treasures 
Tumble with the silt to abyssal tombs 
And ponder on our own future and fate. 
Where did you go, 
                 great land dweller above?

Thomas Jefferson, American politician, author of the declaration of independence and 3rd President of the United States, was born today in 1743.

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, playwright and translator, was born today in 1939.

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  1. Let’s just hope the whales and dolphins can survive or self-inflicted demise. I’m sure they won’t miss us. Great work!

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