A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin



Time creeps cold in glacier hearts

Icebergs calving in the dark

Broken pieces of history

Swallowed up in mystery


In clear depths of artic night

Far from bright life-giving light

Swims the narwhal; brave and free

Behold the unicorn of the sea!


Who knows nothing of mortal love

His sweet escape; thin ice above

Will he surface to breathe the air

Or will the sea be frozen there?


Time moves slow in bitter cold

The heartbeat of the sea is old

It remembers the world as one

Beneath a splintered winter sun


Before the continental drift

Tectonic plates began to shift

All the world was torn apart

Mountains rose from its frozen heart


Glaciers hardly move an inch

While all the native teeth are clenched

Waiting for the summer sun

Recalling when the world was one



© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin

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Awe-inspiring creature! Had to look this one up and just kept reading- fascinating. Yes, I can feel the Narwhals swimming in the icy depths of this other-worldly and haunting poem. "Recalling when the world was one"-a time before time. Great description and imagery of earth's evolution along with this species. Your eloquent words capture the ancient intellect and nobility of the creatures. Sad to know they are endangered now. Hope we can save them in time. Thanks for fostering awareness with rour poem. Kudos!

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Added on September 2, 2017
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Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC

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