This morning, after a blue moon dream,
still floating in sleepy South Pacific waves
that cradled me to sleep and then
left me adrift and fearing the deep –
a white whale that ends your world.
When he died of a heart attack at the age of 72, his obituary in the local New York Times was just four lines.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville