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Jellyfish

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Jellyfish

Like pulsing poufs of gossamer,
They float beneath the sea,
With tentacles a'trailing - 
Could such creatures really be?

From minuscule to eight feet long,
They glide and luminesce.
How long they live and how they die
Is anybody's guess.

They have no brains or hearts, and yet
They're graceful, smooth and cool;
But with their stinging tentacles,
Their prey would call them cruel.

Today at the aquarium
I watched them blob and drift,
A mesmerizing spectacle,
Which felt just like a gift.

I'll never get below the waves
To see them out of tanks,
So Monterey's Aquarium
Deserves my deepest thanks.

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 1:59:00 AM
    Brilliant! At the risk of repeating myself, super flow and rhyming. I wrote one myself entitled 'Chrysaora Quinquecirrha,' fancy words for jellyfish! Well done indeed!! Best wishes, Keith (PS sp 'minuscule.')

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:39:00 AM
    Adorable writing! I was recently at the San Francisco aquarium and it was awesome to see the jellyfish up close. The pics & took were just excellent.

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 3:00:00 PM
    such a cute poem. I am still waiting for your BIG book with all this informational poetry of yours done in such a fun way.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Another wonderful musing ilene. Such a joy to read you. :)