Beware, this Ocean Life video could make you too scared to ever enter the water again... or it might have you kraken up.
Our video was inspired in part by The Kraken, a sonnet written by Alfred Lord Tennyson, who lived from 1809–1892.
The poem is said to be filled with symbolism and hidden meaning, but even on its surface (sorry, we're in a very punny mood today) The Kraken is an in-depth (oops we did it again) look into the legends and mythology of the sea.
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
Unnumbered 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.
Are you a proud captain, navigating your ship through the waters of life, forced to make decisions that will determine your future? Read the nautical poem The Ship Has Sailed, which takes place in the Florida Keys, but it could apply to any island, or any person.
Before Christmas break started, my Dad told us that we were going on a mystery trip. Each day he gave us a hint as to where we were going. The first hint he gave us was that it was in the Americas. The second was that the people there speak Spanish.