The "We" is the voice of another Whale observing the Blue Whale for the first time. This poem comes from
the 19th Century when whaling was highly aggressive throughout the world.. The Blue Whale, the largest animal in existence, sometimes reaching 120 feet in length is reduced in numbers to just a
tragic few left in existence. They were prized by whalers because of their size. The Southern Right Whale speaking out this poem may have never seen a Blue Whale come so far south.
There is a poignant story here.