What Do Our Oceans Mean to Me



More life than we will ever know
more potential for disaster
a heritage for human kind
to cherish and look after.


Abundance of resources
to be garnered with great care,
not just by big business
but for all the world to share.


An underwater landscape –
so much of it unknown –
containing much of value
whose use we must postpone


until a fairer way is found,
safer, to preserve
for future generations,
all their needs to serve.


© Vivienne Blake 2014

Spirobrancheus_giganteus or pretty polychaete worm

Image from the Southampton University Course Exploring Our Oceans 



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All poetry, prose and pictures posted here, except where otherwise stated, is my own, and may only be used elsewhere with my expressed permission. Please don't be inhibited from correcting my bloopers and making suggestions: Most of what I post here is instant, ill-considered and off-the-cuff, in serious need of editing.
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2 Responses to What Do Our Oceans Mean to Me

  1. restlessjo says:

    What a great image you’ve chosen, Viv! The sentiments, so beautifully expressed, I cannot fault at all 🙂


  2. Love the rhyme, the flow and. above all, the message here. I can sit for hours beside the ocean–used to live a block from it.


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