Tuesday, October 14, 2008

South Seas

This is my third post from a Believer article that I just read, but...

Only one dream
has stayed in his blood: once, when
he worked
as a stoker on a Dutch fishing
boat, the Cetacean,
he saw the heavy harpoons sail in
the sun,
and saw the whales as they fled in
a frothing of blood
and the chase and the flukes lifting,
fighting the launches.

Sometimes he mentions it.

-Cesare Pevase