Napowrimo #2: Aeolian Squid

There really is a distinct shortage of good rhymes in English.

Aeolian Squid

Observant sailors sometimes say
that over Arctic seas
they see small blobs of silver-grey
floating on the breeze.

With bodies full of helium,
they rise above the spray,
and trail ten dangling tentacles
in search of tiny prey.


  1. 3 April 2008 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    But you do a job with what we have anyway — even though I think you can do better with s.2 l.1 – full with sounds clunky.


  2. Harry
    3 April 2008 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Yes, that is in fact a straightforward editing cockup, now you mention it. Oops. It should be ‘full of’ or ‘filled with’. I’ve edited it.

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