Anger at rock barriers ordeals energies,
Exhausted, lies prone, placid,
Rests in the sun,
Fertilizes egg clouds.
Playfully washes the dwellers,
Sense of humor with guests
Supports them, enjoys their shock,
Sometimes destroys, not knowing own strength.
Appetite satisfied by feelers,
Offering sacrifice; tribute to master,
A sometime friend to man,
Aloof companion to land.
Powerful, strange, deep,
Sensitive, complex sea.
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