Below the thunders of the upper deep,

Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,

His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep

The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee

About his shadowy sides: above him swell

Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;

And far away into the sickly light,

From many a wondrous grot and secret cell

Unnumbered and enormous polypi

Winnow with giant fins the slumbering green.

There hath he lain for ages and will lie

Battering upon huge seaworms in his sleep,

Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;

Then once by men and angels to be seen,

In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.


Time to catch up on reading too. Besides reflecting on Tennyson (The Kraken) I am making my way through

George W. Bush-Decision Points on the kindle and just opened a book I have been waiting/hoping for:

The Most Important Fish in the Sea: Menhaden and


H. Bruce Franklin (Author)
What’s on your list for winter?


One thought on “Kraken

  1. FWG,keep it coming.Your blog is on my daily “read”list.Great stuff!I’m also enjoying your playlist!

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