Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


The Singing Dolphins In Taiji - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Their songs turn into weeping
as harpoons pierce through their lungs.
Their songs of trust and friendship
with mankind is silenced
by cruel hands.

Blood flows and fills
the blue lagoon now made
-the stage of the great slaughter-
of one of the greatest friends to man-
the dolphins.

And let their songs now
which turn into weeping
and silent tones
torture our conscience.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

written, after seeing a documentary film how dolphins are slaughtered.

Comments about The Singing Dolphins In Taiji by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (6/9/2014 4:10:00 PM)

    Thanks for your positive comment, Brian! (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (6/9/2014 3:18:00 PM)

    Interesting poem keep it up (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 6, 2012


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