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Sperm Whale

Creature of deep seas Battle scars from giant squid A rare appearance Stay well hidden from whalers Inspiration of Melville. A. Green

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 5/26/2010 11:18:00 PM
I LIKE THIS TANKA. I WISH WHALE KILLING WOULD STOP!! N I THOUGHT FOR A MINUTE THAT MY POEM WAS MEAN, BUT I MEANT FOR IT TO BE FUNNY, IF IT IS MEAN, I'LL TAKE IT DOWN!! I DON'T WANT TO HURT ANY POETS HERE.LOL SO IF I DID, IM SORRY. bUfFy
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Date: 5/20/2010 6:23:00 PM
They call me ishmael... Nice tanka. Great imagery and great tribute to a terrific author. Joe
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Date: 5/20/2010 9:52:00 AM
Wonderful tribute to the whale Amy ...good luck in the contest ... a fun contest to write for .. my entry is ..what else? "R & R "...haha.. luv.. from the "Sweetheart"
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Date: 5/20/2010 8:05:00 AM
Wow! I love this one, Amy. And I didn't know Moby Dick was a "sperm whale," so it was educational as well. The image of the whale battling the giant squid is amazing. Hope this thought is not in my head at bedtime or dreams of such an encounter are sure to come. The tanka form is well employed in this gripping poem. Love, Carolyn
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