The World Below the Brine


Lisa Simpson reading excerpts from Whitman’s poem to entertain Bluella.The Simpsons, season 25, episode 19, titled The Squirt and The Whale
 
 
 

The world below the brine,
Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves,
Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick
tangle openings, and pink turf,
Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the
play of light through the water,
Dumb swimmers there among the rocks, coral, gluten, grass, rushes,
and the aliment of the swimmers,
Sluggish existences grazing there suspended, or slowly crawling
close to the bottom,
The sperm-whale at the surface blowing air and spray, or disporting
with his flukes,
The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the hairy
sea-leopard, and the sting-ray,
Passions there, wars, pursuits, tribes, sight in those ocean-depths,
breathing that thick-breathing air, as so many do,
The change thence to the sight here, and to the subtle air breathed
by beings like us who walk this sphere,
The change onward from ours to that of beings who walk other spheres.

Walt Whitman

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2 thoughts on “The World Below the Brine

  1. Greetings!
    Now I wouldn’t be posting everyday since I can’t access to the files because my PC is damaged and it’s too difficult uploading pics and texts from my celphone.
    Hope you are fine,
    Luixe

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