The Whales


Blue Whales
Thirty-eight million years
Of evolution
Have fine honed the ability of whales
To communicate,
To play with sounds and frequencies,
Tying them to an under-water reality
That is magical, mysterious,
And connected.

We cannot understand what is perceived
Or shared between whales,
Using sound vibrations
But their intent is to connect
With each other,
Through the vast, dark depths of the ocean.

It is a tragedy of man-made effort
That whales once could call
Across hundreds of ocean miles,
And reach out to their kin,
But humans have polluted the seas
With mindless, maddening noise and machinery
And the vibrations emitted by whales
Are lost too soon, amidst the din of modernity.

As humans we have, in the blink of an eye,
Acquired the ability to communicate globally,
But instead of connection
We are more isolated than ever before.
We have grown apart
And connect in a strange mercurial
Cyber-land that is littered with

Yet sometimes still, we find ourselves,
Like the whales,
Seeking out the closeness of connection,
Channelling extra-sensory perception
Navigating frequencies
In search of one that may
Match our own.

And we remain
Constantly alert to possibility,
Searching, seeking,
Sending out our frequencies.
Restlessly waiting.


10 July 2016.


About HMStack

Independent Education Consultant (SEND) delivering local, regional and national services to providers within the public, private and third sector. Passionate about creating the context for positive change working with and on behalf of children, young people and their families, the conference and public policy sector and training organisations. An eclectic mix of clients includes schools and other educational settings, museums and heritage, service children and British Armed Forces support organisations and providers across the public, private and third sector. Educational writer, blogger and philosopher and aspiring screenwriter, inspired by drama and literary adaptations.

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