A Photograph of Dying Whales
A Photograph Dying Of Whales, a poem by the Boston artist and poet Susan Bazett.
A Photograph Dying Of Whales
The tide stalled in its wet retreat.
A few figures held at a distance,
who must realize the upturned boats
What kindness brought them there?
We cannot save them they belong
to the water they wish they had not left.
The next day begins to plan itself.
The sea takes and takes.
Gulls please their tongues.
Nothing is lost.
In time we will take home
The photographer had trouble
walking upon that sand
who took the first light
of remembered day.