All white and gleaming, in an ocean of perfect blue,
Off the coast of Cape Byron, I first caught sight of you.
An albino whale was all that entered my mind,
Back then, I did not know that you were one of a kind!
Such a creature, I had never seen before,
Now the world views you, as a creature to adore.
A rare and precious jewel, in our ocean you are,
A magnificent white whale, you’re certainly the star.
Your beauty is immeasurable, for those who get to see,
You are elusive to most, but I guess you need to be.
Watching as whales, continuously pass by,
Then suddenly a white silhouette, catches my eye.
Many years had passed and up until then,
Just when I thought, I may never see you again.
White shadow in turquoise waters, no confidence you lack,
This beautiful white whale, Migaloo, you are back!
Out of the water, you breach and you play,
Right there in front of me, again today.
You wave your flipper for all to see,
Hello! my friend, as I waved back with glee.
I may not see you, again in my life,
But how lucky I feel to have seen you twice.
As you head off to the south for another year,
I will hold this joy in my heart and this image, so clear.
written by Vicki Darcy- 2014.