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~ Tyger Whale Tooth : The Poem ~ Presented By : John Jay Anthony Licata ~ Poet, Artist, Sculptor, Troubadour ~

Sea sculpted / 
For eons and epochs / 
Millenniums and light years, / 
Centuries of beads / 
On necklaces of time / 

This gemstone rock / 
On the beach of California  
Came to be  
With synchronicity,  

Rhythmically carved,   
Crafted and shaped, 
Savaged and soothed

By the sea
Before the Eos,
Goddess of dawn
Came to be.

And within the splinter
of a moment,
Under the thunder of juggernauts,
This angled beauty
and minusculed monolith,
Sculpted montage
of the Earth’s heat,

This paleo tooth
of the Tyger Whale -
Would be hers,

Carried along
by transitory man,
Brief caretaker
With gem stone rock in hand,

Once wedged and sanded,
In whirlpools of Atlantis,
and oceans of mystery,
Phantom powered geology,

Offered up to her
In pools genealogy,
This eon scrimshawed icon,
Gestated metamorphically,

While her grandmother’s mother
Ran from pogroms to give her life,

This catalyst crafted imagism,
traveling from ocean depths,
Seasons upon seasons -
Crawling, steep stumbling
Through rumbling storms
and time tumbled shorelines,
Beach beckonings
and rivers of confluence,

As an impetus for love
In dances of infinity,
This gemstone rock
Was sculpted free
In the art and jewel of deity,
and gleaned for thee,

Astride the blessings of serendipity,
The waltz of wizards
and Whooping Cranes,

The wildfire passions
Of Point Lobos,

And the Pebble Beaches
Under yellow Mustard hills,
Against the Johnny-jump-up
Parlors of purpled flora,

And the wind and the Indigo,
Of wooded Ginger lands,
Wildcats, Bach and Bumblebees,
Wigwagging Willows,

And the Bluebelled sonatas,

In the dreamings of dusk
And twilight's pathway

Into the lingering nights

Of warmth and Lavender,

Lilac and Spring honey.