Dolphins

Dolphins

A Poem by John Sullivan

we swim in packs
the currents of time
and
place

sacred traveler
Apollo's changeling face
steadfastly 
guide me 
through
this
solemn
race

the silver sands
of the echoing shores
juxtapose
the
darkness
of
the deep

the water's crest
descending
cover this time
that we 
keep

wrap me in the raiment of Achilles
still my beating heart
swim silent seas stretched vast
the God's ancient art

© 2024 John Sullivan


Author's Note

John Sullivan
So in writer's group we were asked to write about dolphins. Now I know fuck-all about dolphins and don't particularly like them, but this is what I and a few Google searches came up with...

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You don't like Dolphins. Shame on you John. With that noted exception this is an excellent use of words. I could feel the ocean. And I have a resident school of Common Dolphins in the Sea Lochs around here. So there. By the way a pack of Dolphins is called a pod. Just suggesting.

Posted 1 Week Ago


John Sullivan

2 Days Ago

Ahaha, that a group of dolphins is called a pod was mentioned in group, I just thought it read awkwa.. read more
Dolphins are smart stunning silver creatures who dance through the sea and mimic many of man's behaviors... they are friendly creatures, specially with humans; they learn and they love, just like us....what more can i say?
Swim with them and you will know and come to love them as I do....
Warmly, B

Posted 1 Week Ago


John Sullivan

2 Days Ago

That... does sound like an amazing experience. Thanks for reading, Betty
Betty Hermelee

1 Day Ago

You're very welcome John
Warmly, B
Dolphins are beautul creatures if you actually see them John, so intelligent and friendly, the live in large family groups in the wild .... amazing creatures

Posted 1 Week Ago


John Sullivan

2 Days Ago

As far as our deep sea friends go, I'm fascinated with whales and octopi, familial and intelligent e.. read more
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And they didnt even thank us for all the fish! 😊
Sorry, couldnt resist a hitchhikers guide to the galaxy reference.
I used to go to a writing group, pre covid. I loved the word or photo prompts, but finally left after wondering why it mostly consisted of pensioners, who mostly had an interest but what that was was hidden deep in tge folds of tea and cake, while they bored me telling me about how their grandkid lost a tooth.
The final straw was when one genius decided we had to erite anout being a woman! All 4 guys and 6 pensioners!
I reckon no one went back the next week, but ill never know.
They do look like tthey know what theyre doing. And thst is my experoence of dolphins, well apart from they like to talk to the ferry passengers going to the islands. I think they think were a fishing boat! And thry are meant to be as smart as us!
Maybe one will come along with an "eee, eeeeeeh review and we can all stop wondering 😊


Posted 1 Week Ago


John Sullivan

2 Days Ago

Don't forget yer towel (:

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Added on February 10, 2024
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