Kelly Kurt

Silver Star - 3,169 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Fish Poem by Kelly Kurt


Hidden beneath reflecting waves
They spend both night and day
With the sub aquatic mandate
Be predator or prey

In briny deep or shallow ponds
Variety is rife
Shape, size and color myriad
A festival of life

‘Round thermal vents or Arctic ice
Some form has found its niche
For guppy and leviathan
A place is found for each

I’d like to travel far and wide
To see each kind of fish
My favorite place to see them tho
Deep fried and on a dish

Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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  • Gold Star - 12,092 Points Kim Barney (3/27/2015 4:18:00 PM)

    Ha! I love this one! We have a lot of the same tastes. Have you seen those bumper stickers that say CATCH AND RELEASE? Well, I'd like to have one that says HOOK 'EM AND COOK 'EM! I'm the fourth person to vote this poem a ten. (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 3,169 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 4:25:00 PM)

    Thank you. I'm not much of a fisherman but fried bluegill make me salivate.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,930 Points Jahooru Islam (3/26/2015 10:20:00 AM)

    My favorite place to see them tho/Deep fried and on a dish..nice descriptions are present about fishes ABODE but ending is our Stomach for really we need protein to keep fit! ! hah haa lovely & me like our HILSHA fish very much...kelly good write! ! (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 3,169 Points Kelly Kurt (3/26/2015 1:11:00 PM)

    I am glad you enjoyed it and I am very appreciative of your generous and kind comments

  • Veteran Poet - 1,266 Points Eugene Levich (3/22/2015 1:29:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem which leaps from the scientific to a surprising gustatory ending! Kudos to the author. My favorite fish are Brookies rising to a trout fly. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 12,092 Points Kim Barney (3/27/2015 4:20:00 PM)

    Give me a number one Mepps spinner with gold or silver blade.

    Silver Star - 3,169 Points Kelly Kurt (3/22/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    Fly fishing is too much work for me.: -) I prefer a bobber and a picnic basket. Thank you for your kind review.

  • Gold Star - 16,097 Points Roseann Shawiak (3/13/2015 2:17:00 AM)

    Love this poem! Great imagery, Kelly! Love your humor at the end! Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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