Whale Translation reading on Sunday 5.55pm in Greenwich.
This is an excerpt, the first verse, of Whale Translation which I will read today at 5.55pm by The actual Whale on Cutty Sark Gardens outside Royal Naval College. The Whale didn't commit suicide - at least that's not how he sees it - nor was he washed up. He came to give us a message. I have been charged with translating and here is the first verse. .Whale TranslationI speak to you on this memorable day Through the Translation services of a poet I must commend Captain Boomer and his dedicated crew On the good ships Mercedes and The Miss Daisy Who thrashed through my seas to try and dissuade me Whose shadows traced me down the Thames to my end They are good men, good women But I did not want to be saved.