Thursday, September 10, 2009

Grand-Dad!


I have a small bottle of sepia ink
Which I use for particular writing.
The feel of a quill-pen is special, I think,
And I find the whole process exciting.

I read in the news, of an interesting find,
Of a well-preserved cephalo-fossil
(The paleontologists gladly remind,
What we learn may be truly colossal!

See, soft-tissue fossils are rare, as a rule,
So an ink-sac was quite unexpected—
This cephalofind was the coolest of cool,
As a rock that can still be dissected!)

The scientists ground up the fossilized sac
To make ink for its own illustration—
Some see this as fitting, while others attack
It as cruel (in unique presentation!*)

Myself, as his great-great-great-great-great-great-great
Great-great-grandson, I want his return.
His repatriation to Cuttle-Estate,
To his burial inkwell—er, urn.



*Anyone who does not follow this link and read the whole thing is a complete gooberhead. Just sayin'.

Cuttlecap tip to Karen--Thanks!

3 comments:

runningponies said...

Hehe oh thanks so much!! Hopefully everyone will take your advice. I know I wouldn't want to be known as a gooberhead...

Moses said...

Did you draw that? It's nice.

Cuttlefish said...

Goodness, no!

Follow the BBC link, this is the picture drawn from the ink they made from the fossil ink-sac!