Time is a blink, a tiny ***** of passing sky reflected in the cast unseeing eye of Neptune's dolphin lost to a storm millennia ago a fountain chained to the deck of a wreck bound for the palace of a forgotten king proud ruler of some distant land yet here it lays in watery sand and waving weaving fishy grass only the truly ancient know that all things pass
now your mouths must stay away from this big bowl and go to the ocean to assume your own responsibility
or to another shore to make lots of money that will stuff up your pockets and your souls and let your heads stay forever in the hothouse so well-fed and well-clad that you won't have to think of today or tomorrow
*Before an experiment on dolphin communication with humans was terminated, scientists had to train the two dolphins that were used in the experiment so that they could survive in the ocean.
The trouble you have With the letter M Sure makes funny bubbles Beneath the surface
What then should we talk of This morning? Miss Kelly, perhaps
Every room Is an island, my child
Never isolate your love
Let it run to the sea It's where I will always be
Thomas W. Case's Historical Figure Poetry Challenge, Margaret Howe Lovatt. In the 1960s, she took part in a NASA-funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech. This while living in a half-submerged dwelling to have continuous contact with him.