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World Below the Brine (The Atlantis Dance Mix)

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Max loved sitting on the dock with his feet in the water and listening to the waves lap up on the shore. It gave him a sense of a calm, cool feeling of serenity.

World Below the Brine
by Walt Whitman
recited by Snowflake

The world below the brine,
Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves,
Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle, openings, and pink turf,
Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the play of light through the water,
Dumb swimmers there among the rocks, coral, gluten, grass, rushes, and the aliment of the swimmers,
Sluggish existences grazing there suspended, or slowly crawling close to the bottom,
The sperm-whale at the surface blowing air and spray, or disporting with his flukes,
The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the hairy sea-leopard, and the sting-ray,
Passions there, wars, pursuits, tribes, sight in those ocean-depths, breathing that thick-breathing air, as so many do,
The change thence to the sight here, and to the subtle air breathed by beings like us who walk this sphere,
The change onward from ours to that of beings who walk other spheres.

"World Below the Brine (The Atlantis Dance Mix)"
by Mana Junkie

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Mana Junkie takes us on a percussively rhythmic and musically groovalicious journey under the sea. Snowfalke’s reading of Walt Witman’s World Below the Brine narrates the wondrous sites on our journey. Great team work!