26 May 2009

Poetry Time, Part One

A Poem Inspired by MacGillivray-Freeman's 70-mm Film Dolphins

A dolphin is a dolphin,
But it is not a fish.
A dolphin is a mammal,
Like dogs, baboons, and pigs.
Dolphins swim the oceans,
In rivers, bays, and seas.
They come up to the surface
And through their blowholes breathe.
Dorsal fins, pectoral fins,
And springboard-loaded tails
Dolphins jump with amazing force,
Reaching heights where humans fail.
Spinner dolphins, Dusky dolphins,
Amazon River dolphins, too.
Surprisingly, the killer whale—
The orca—is a dolphin—it’s true!

(This poem can be found at my Helium account.)

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