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January 4, 2010

the kraken

Filed under: just weird — Tags: , , — Felicia @ 10:46 PM

The Kraken

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumber’d and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

– by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Kraken composed by Hans Zimmer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest soundtrack.

Image credit: NSF.

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