Friday, June 22, 2012

The Drake (Lyric for the Drake Passage)

Here at the end of the world, reside two great seas
In-between resides a great waterway
With endless depths beyond access—
Where ten-thousand dead faces rest below
  From its deep-sea floor—out from its reaching arms—
To the South Shetland Islands
“Who are you—” I question?
And the echo comes from the passageway floor:
“I am the Drake? And you, you are no more
 Than leaf afloat above my waters…!”

               No: 2819 (10-2010)