Kraken poem

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  1. BigSquid8Me

    BigSquid8Me Blue Ring Registered

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    Hey all
    I was out reading poetry online and I came across a poem entitled "The Kraken" by Lord Alfred Tennyson (definitely my favorite poet, especially now). It's actually about the giant squid and it seems to me he knew a little bit, and wasn't just babbling. The last line, he mentions the kraken rising to the surface and dying, which is reminiscent of all those Architeuthis stranding situations. Check it out!

    BigSquid

    The Kraken, by Lord Alfred Tennyson
    Below the thunders of the upper deep,
    Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
    His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
    The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
    About his shadowy sides: above him swell
    Huge sponges of millenial growth and height;
    And far away into the sickly light,
    For many a wondrous grot and secret cell
    Unnumbered and enormous polypi
    Winnow with giant fins the slumbering green.
    There hath he lain for ages and will lie
    Battering upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
    Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
    Then once by men and angels to be seen,
    In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
     
  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    :welcome: BigSquid8Me!

    :thumbsup: 8)
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

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    Yes, very 8).
     
  4. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Thanks for posting this poem. Polyp filled grottoes and sickly light make me want to get in the water.

    :archi:

    Melissa
     

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