Oyster Boy Review 08  
  January 1998
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Sperm Whales Blowing

M. A. Roberts

Out of beds of water their backs
Slightly ascend
                  bent and wet, re-
                  flect at eventide.
All the sickness of day
In a moment rolls away
                  even the boat
                  ceases to rock
When blowing beasts
deep and peace

Out of the blue, the Big Blue,
The only sound
                      water on water