WHALE SONG

Been a sad day here today.  Two whales, a mother and her calf, got stranded on the beach near Dargaville.  Rescuers did all they could but sadly the baby died.  They were trying to refloat the mother today but not hopeful now as high tide has passed.  I guess that poor mother just couldn’t bear to leave her baby… I wrote her a Karakia.

Bless O Lord, Leviathan
tossed out from the sea
called by her calf
on the dangerous strands.

Pity for a mother
bereft of her child
and those who labor
to save her life.

Whale song drifting
on the tides

13 thoughts on “WHALE SONG

  1. Just an update – the decision has been made to euthanize the whale. They have done their best but now no other alternative. I suspect that even if they had floated her she would have returned… Swim free…

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