What is a Whale?
An arched and vaulted grey abbey.
A creature jumping like a wild banshee.
The Leviathan, God's very own thieve ;
Prophet Jonah cursed, carried and receive
by a dragon of the aquamarine tranquil sea.
A whale's breath conjures fear of a deformity.
Is it a rock? an island? land ho? by grace
with harpoons, at the ready,
we espy a blue-whale's face.
"So be cherry, my lads, let your hearts never fail,
While the bold harpooner is striking the whale!"