Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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The Kraken

    Below the thunders of the upper deep;
    Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
    His antient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
    The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
5   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
10   Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
    There hath he lain for ages and will lie
    Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
    Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
    Then once by man and angels to be seen,
15   In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
   
   

Contributed by Robert Clark.