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Sea Poem


I went on to take colorful film photographs of tidepool creatures and fish.  In one series of photographs I overlaid a poem by my marine biologist sister, Corlis Baranyk.  Her artwork can be seen at http://cbaranyk.googlepages.com
This is her poem:

Cyanobacteria was here first
In Australia forming stromalites
New ground no creature had before traversed
Momentarily met by trilobites
Oxygen from algae filled the thin air
Coelacanths in the deep began to stir
Creatures swam by eyeing prey with fixed stares
Some tricked by biolumenexcent lures
Life unparalleled in diversity
Fins turned to arms
Terra fauna explored
Though not on land
To the ocean still moored

I couldn't think of more beautiful words to go with these photographs.
Subpages (1): Sea Poem 2
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