Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Ode to my Dolfin
If only I could leave this awful place
and find the tranquil waters of the sea
to swim with your abandon and your grace
and lead your life so simple and so free.
But I must travel through life as a man,
as restless and as angry as a storm.
I seek out and I find peace where I can
but, to my human nature, must conform.
What must you think of me out here afloat
just looking on, your captive as you play?
Upon this large and slow and clumsy boat,
if you could speak my words, what would you say?
They say you dream of men, perhaps you do.
But, in my fondest dreams, I dream of you.
Pushing through green waters
Symbol of joy
You leap from the depths
To touch the sky
Like handfuls of jewels
Not caged by union rules
Unfettered by sales targets
No trains or planes to catch
Your time is set by the flow
Of the sea's tides
And the moon's glow
You give us images of ecstasy
That we lock away
Behind the doors of memory
For quiet moments
when released from our possessions
We dream of a freedom like yours
Poem by Horace Dobbs
I am as a dolphin born, into a concrete pool
Who has never known anything better,
yet yearns for open sea
Perhaps a seabird's feather,
once landed in my pool
And instinct knew the odour,
of the place where I should be.....
By Laurence Frost
Even lonely, they're friendly,
teaching trainers, performing hoop-jump,
Easy to believe this animal spends its life at play.
That something dies
when ocean whispers behind the wall.
HAPPINESS IS LIKE A DOLPHIN, WHO LOOKS AT YOU MAKE YOU SMILE, HAPPINESS IS LIKE A DOLPHIN, WHOSE MAGIC GOES BEYOUND MILE.