Fungie

Wave dancer
Teasing with sensuous grace
Delighted to entice,
The dolphin comes

Sea runner
Exploring sunken secrets
Excited with wonder,
The dolphin leaps

Ocean child
Content in wild innocence
Happy in sweet freedom,
The dolphin plays.

© 2019 Maggie Grimes

Fungie or the Dingle Dolphin, is common bottlenose dolphin who has been interacting with humans for better than thirty years. He readily seeks the company of fishermen, kayakers, and swimmers in Dingle Harbour. I don’t know if Fungie is still alive but I would love to meet him. He embodies the playful, welcoming spirit of the Irish. The painting is mine. MJG

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