Leviathan (Hour 17)

They call you leviathan,

drinker of the ocean,

ruler of the deep,

eater of countless fish,

belching out your satisfaction

in tsunamis and earthquakes,


yet your majesty remains



for he who must rule

should rule in entirety


the oceans still swirl proudly

the waters remain in countless volumes

and you have not yet drank it all up


the sea life still flourishes

the fauna and its beauty.

the mermaids still hold court

in the palaces of the sea,

and you, leviathan, who do you rule over?


it tells, therefore, of a greater Being,

Creator of it all, the Almighty

in the tiniest of whose hands

the entire universe remains,

before whom the leviathan

is but a tiny ant.




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  1. Beautiful imagery that had me captured till the end – I looked up ” leviathan,” and this is what I found: Leviathan is a sea serpent noted in theology and mythology. It is referenced in several books of the Hebrew Bible, including Psalms, the Book of Job, the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Amos, and, according to some translations, the Book of Jonah; it is also mentioned in the Book of Enoch. This is the second poem that has added to my vocabulary, and for that, I am grateful.

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