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Leviathan : the white whale

(In praise of Herman Melville's Moby Dick)

Vengeance is a white gush
a poisonous Druid
No man is your equal,
your path, a God's finger
pointed and real
echo of the Equator,
a frozen soul in the warm waters,
vengeance is a white gush, headingsouthward!
Your image is unreachable
godly, satanic, immortal
white, haughty - hey,monster
vain and greedy,
hey, Whale
your clear dewy rage
the bloody roar
the weed of your foam
- a lion's mane on your back
The word can describe you better
than an icon's paint, you false idol
- perverted sign on the whalers
Merciful marrow, core, rainbow
punish the heathens: hide the truth
you, cartilage of repentance
comply with God's wisdom
You, Magus
who frolics in the sea's abyss
- in the womb of the world
You, big nursling
heal your face from thedepths
You, perfect lamia
splashy, oily, boiling, deadly... .