Antarctica the Polymorphess (Ahab)

A strong current setting With heavy gales and fog Many a strange thing written Down in the Captain's log Clouds of a snowy whiteness Foreshadow immense fields of ice South Where the giant sleeps Motionless, cold and proud Eternal Two worlds collide Senses go numb Sleeping Dreamless aeons And aeons Will he ever Dream again? Antarctica the "Polymorphess" Plays her game of bloody dice She is so ragged and broken Yet shatteringly adorable Many words have been spoken Her ways purely impassable To the west: icebergs Four hundred fathoms high Our passage south is doubtful O Father, hear our mournful sighs This gigantic creature tossed Its vast bulk across our thole board Seizing one man - instantly lost Peters plunged the blade and roared Clouds of a snowy whiteness Foreshadow immense fields of ice Antarctica the "Polymorphess" Plays her game of bloody dice She's so ragged and broken Yet shatteringly adorable Many words have been spoken Her ways purely impassable