Through sulphur haze — a solemn wail
from ocean depths when monsters raised
on bulging backs, on silver scales.
And from our shores we stared derailed
in awe, bedazzled by the whales.
Linking up a a Spanish quintain for Grace at dVerse.
This is inspired by a painting by Turner and the music composed by Thea Musgrave
November 22, 2018
I love the Turner. Sulphur haze is right.
Love also that sulphur haze and the sight of those whales.
Such a lovely painting and gorgeous music to listen to Bjorn.
Yes! You’ve captured the wonder of seeing whales – so amazing.
“we stared derailed in awe” creates a vivid image. very nicely penned
Great lines,”And from our shores we stared derailed
in awe, bedazzled by the whales.” You captured the moment of awe. I really liked this one.
You brought a wondrous mysticism to whale-sightings, as well as they all should feel like singular adventures. The last three lines are amazing.
Whales are spectacular!
Yes, I really liked the mightyness of this Bjorn.! I was just reading about the blue whales with my 5-year-old grandson today. Considered perhaps the largest living entity, in “mass”, in the history of the world. They also create a sound louder than a jet engine, but so subsonic that human ears don’t “hear” most of it, and their sound waves travel hundreds of miles through the ocean. Don’t know if you wanted to know, but now you know… 😉
love the contrast of manmade sulphur haze and the majesty of whales
there’s a melody and a tempo to your words, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it out loud!
You picked the perfect picture for your poem. I’m really impressed.
Whales are like sea-monsters, though more pleasant to contemplate.
This is excellent, The feel is as powerful as the visual. Thank you
Loved this! On my island we stand bedazzled by the whales, for this is where the Orcas roam.
I like this one, too, Bjorn.
This certainly harkens back to the days of old. Nicely done.
Great rhyme choices, Bjorn.
How vivid! I read it with the music as an accompaniment….perfect.
Love the mood of this!
A brilliant image, Björn, a sunrise with sea-monsters, and I love the sulphur haze, the bulging backs and silver scales. I also love that it was inspired by a Turner painting and a piece of music.
A fantastic write Bjorn!
I love this, Björn–a perfect ekphrastic poem. Who wouldn’t be bedazzled by whales? That Turner painting is wonderful, and I wasn’t familiar with the music, but it does sound like a sea adventure.
It’s funny that we both wrote about sea creatures. 🙂