The Deep Ocean

Underwater life so mesmerizing,

The majestic creatures so tantalizing,

The colourful fish teaming,

As if parading, a shoal obediently following,

Almost everywhere coolly swimming,

Now under the giant sea weeds, so mindboggling,

And then in the giant corals’ crevasses.

Such a variety of creatures, oysters and lobsters

Eels, sea snakes and oh!  The gentle, playful dolphins!

We just have to be prudent with the sea urchins.


Scuba diving is so very soul elevating,

 Snorkelling is equally discovering this dream alluring,

The crystal-clear water of the azure blue sea so transporting!

Wow! What a dreamland on the seabed,

The giant corals in shapes and colours variegated,

And looking up above, the huge sharks, the whales,

Lord! Such a fascinating different world!

All of them sharing this unfathomable world,

While we human beings are busy, being busy,

Almost relishing the destruction of our own species…

We need to learn from the creatures of the deep,

Yes, from these marvels of the deep!


Pushmaotee Subrun


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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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