The Slowest Waltz

The slowest waltz
of whales and waves

cumbrous whirls

swirling tumbles
breaching black

through foaming blue
these obtuse veers

in churning light
through music's tides

where oceanic notes
drone low and long

within these depths
crescendo's song

tsunami strength
intense expanse

that lifts leviathans
to dance.

The Slowest Waltz © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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47 words; Whale / line inspiration ("They move like dancers on a stage,") Challen prompt link:
Submitted: June 13, 2019