It has come to my attention that there has been a sore lack of poetry on Everything Octopus. I think it's time to change that! Here's a poem written by Lisa Bergman, after her passion for octopuses was awakened by PBS's "The Octopus Show".
Your arms outstretch-
A radiant star bursting in the ocean.
A gymnast in waters-
Such elegance and power!
Your mysterious intelligence
Excites the curiosity.
From the deepest oceans to the shallowest streams
I know your dances I always will see.
If only all could know
Your beauty, strength, and mind
And see the works of God's hands in you
Right before their very eyes.
-- Lisa Bergemann, 2001