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APED: "marine aspirations"

March 20th, 2009 (11:14 pm)

An anonymouse requested a poem about marine biology.

Of all the things that man desires,
the many things that man might wish,
I think no man but me aspires
to become a cuttlefish.

To breathe in deep to my siphuncle!
And fill the fabled cuttlebone,
to better buoy myself, and dunk all
foes in ink, and flee alone.

I'd change my colors as I needed,
and fade away from divers' sight,
and thus remaining unimpeded,
jet away in hasty flight.

And that's my dream. But though I long for
chromatophores, and blood green-blue,
if in my grasp, I'd clutch the stronger:
my tentacles would reach for you.

Comments

Posted by: Maire (mkcs)
Posted at: March 21st, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)

Awww! I like it!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 25th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)

I am glad!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 21st, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)

Sweet! I love it. Thanks!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 25th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)

Quite welcome!

Posted by: Petra (petronelle)
Posted at: March 21st, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)

This is flat-out darling.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 25th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: Caius (caiusmajor)
Posted at: March 21st, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Babs has new toys

Beautiful! (Though, seriously, who *doesn't*?!)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 25th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)

I know! I didn't even know what a siphuncle was before writing this poem, and now I totally want one.

(I want chromatophores even more, though.)

Posted by: silk_noir (silk_noir)
Posted at: March 21st, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)

Oh, I like that!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 25th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)

Thank you!

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