Friday, June 02, 2006

Dolphins In The Bay - For Vi

I have almost forgotten, but one summer,
probably five years ago, a small pod
of dolphins came into our suburban bay,
very close to the city. This was always
a busy stretch of beach, and these
visitors were welcomed by many people
who rushed down once the word got around.
We saw them, fins ducking in and out of the
water and they played awhile, before they
swam out to sea again. We have only
seen this once, and never again, and it
was such a special moment, and a little
sad too, because we wish they would
come again...
copyright Monika Roleff 2006.


At 4:42 AM, Blogger Lorijayne said...

Monica: I know the feeling exactly. I see pods of dolphins occasionally in the bay too. They are mesmerizing to watch. Once, I even saw a couple of them "surfing". They would get caught up in a wave and ride it for a bit before the wave broke. Oh, to learn how to enjoy life like a dolphin...something to aspire towards.

At 4:50 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Oh yes! All you say is familiar and true. And also, have you noticed how people just love them?

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

Thank you, Imogen. Your picture and words go so well with my poem. I have an on-going love affair with dolphins ... I think they are the most magnificent of creatures, and so highly intellegent. I would love to swim with them, explore their realm and stay there, maybe forever. Perhaps some day I will.


At 8:35 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Imagine how that would be? And think of what an ancient species they are...what secrets would they tell?:-)

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

When we stayed on the cliffs at Narooma on the east coast of NSW the call that dolphins were passing by would go up and we would all stand and watch them. One of our number had one swimming close to her boogie board. Personally a flash under the water would have induced a heart attack in me but she was thrilled to have the dolphin play with her.

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Heather, your Naroooma sounds idyllic. I love those stories. Yes, she would have had a fright, and then some welcome delight as the realisation came! What a great thing to see.


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