Owl Whale

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Owl Whale

I could’t find a whale dictionary

in the special internet owl dictionary shop

I found the goose-beaked whale instead

 

What an owl whale of a time I had with it:

Cuvier’s beaked whale, water-owl of old

Ziphius with the toothed beak

 

Strap on your xiphos-sword;

pierce the word-ship’s hull

Does your sea-song get bent in that concave skull?

 

or are you diving deeper and deeper

to escape the noisy information sea

and the Japanese scientific cull?

 

Il n’y a plus rien, avec le temps. (See Léo Ferré)

 

Bonus: Just for you, because you couldn’t care a sou: Beaked Whale

 

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Image from page 27 of “Cetaceans of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary / prepared for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service by Stephen Leatherwood; Cetaceans of the Channel 

 

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