Diane Hine

Silver Star - 3,120 Points (25 July 1956)

Ballade: On the Ocean Current


The Turritopsis jellyfish
theoretically might never die
but Nature rarely grants its wish
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  • Freshman - 605 Points Shahzia Batool (8/7/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    A very focused write by a master-hand who knows her job well...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (8/1/2013 4:57:00 PM)

    What we don't know about what we cannot see is far away but what we know about what we can see we can agree on. Its a win-win. Poor turtle. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,372 Points Valsa George (7/29/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    From the world of birds, you have now come to the domain of Leatherback turtles, jelly fish and slugs! As a lover of wild life, you bemoan their near extinction! Man's greed exceeds all permissible limits! At least there are quite a few people like you who are sensitive to such issues of these mute creatures! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,460 Points Douglas Scotney (7/27/2013 8:25:00 PM)

    I once ate a leatherback,
    Yolky in its floppy shell
    In distant Rantau Abang
    After watching them lay their eggs.
    O how the memory lingers:
    You tear the shell with your fingers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/27/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    brilliant..! ! !
    very good poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,601 Points Lyn Paul (7/27/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    Such a clever write for your imagination too is brilliant (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,094 Points Valerie Dohren (7/27/2013 3:21:00 AM)

    Excellent Diane - I wouldn't want to be a leather either. Fascinating write, replete with some original words. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,099 Points Anthony Di''anno (7/26/2013 1:39:00 PM)

    Transmogrify has got to be up there as one of the best words in the world. I certainly wouldn't want to be a leatherback turtle, well not unless I had a waterproof phone and knew a squid willing to share waterproof ink so I could still write and read poetry :)
    As ever Diane your poetry excells. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (7/26/2013 7:00:00 AM)

    A light hearted write belies a serious tone even Kerouac faced the road alone. In blistering sun the Leatherback's smelly, but if they travelled by air the aeroplane jelly would be complementary and preserve their tack, and some would envy a leatherback. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/26/2013 6:35:00 AM)

    Ah the immortal turpitopsis nutricula. The everyready battery of the animal world. And my how have they muliplied. And to be good food of the leatherback turtles to boot. What more could life be! Chomp, chomp.
    Just drifting around in forward then reverse I think it was out of boredom, some form of evolution - devolution. Anyway a opiny say for a leathernecking of attention. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,243 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/26/2013 6:26:00 AM)

    we need them far more than they need us and that's the undoing....need turns to greed and they start disappearing. This poem is a reminder. Thanks Diane. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (7/26/2013 5:08:00 AM)

    What are we doing to our seas? Soon even the leatherback will be in decline. A good write Diane. (Report) Reply



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