IN PRAISE OF SERAFINO
The sea does not betray the ones it loves.
Beautiful and wondrous creature, how long have you traveled to undertake your labor of mercy?
How is it that you, peerless animal, became blessed? Do angels discuss you? Are you an agent of redemption, the patron saint of the outcast?
Why you, graceful sea beast? On whose command do you act? Do you know why you have the honor of such holy work? Can you teach others to be so laudable? Who will be there to take your place when you leave this world?
Go, you miracle of the water. Encounter no impediment.