Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 99,593 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

Topic(s) of this poem: fish, hope, life, love, memory, nature


Comments about Fish by Kelly Kurt

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/9/2016 2:13:00 AM)

    Totally love this one, Kelly! I eat a lot of fish although never fried only baked. Great last line made me laugh out loud when I read it! Great humor! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    I think this was the first poem I posted here. I am glad that so many people enjoyed it

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/3/2015 11:31:00 PM)

    I loved this poem, Kelly!
    My favorite place to see them tho
    Deep fried and on a dish
    Every Keralite would love to see these lines! A meal is never complete without rice, fish curry and fish fried! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/4/2015 12:44:00 AM)

    I love deep fried panfish.

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (12/1/2015 4:05:00 PM)

    “ Loke Kok Yee (9/14/2015 2: 07: 00 AM)
    Beautifully written, I almost felt that I was there. Thanks Kelly”
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    I agree totally with LKY’s comment (above) , except that I’m BRI, not him! I also [like at least one other reader ] laughed at the ending.
    last night at supper we had TWO kinds of fish, mixed into a sandwich spread; one was a predator fish (tuna) and one a prey fish (sardine) ….or I think that’s how they would be thought of. gee, what DO tuna eat? :)

    I would ‘love’ to put this into DECEMBER’S (or any other) showcase for PH poets on my PH site. Let me know, please, if I may use it. :) bri

    to MyPoemList it zooms………………………….. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/1/2015 11:36:00 PM)

    Thank you, Bri. I just had a minnow and whale shark casserole.: -)
    I would be proud to have this there.

  • Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (11/28/2015 3:40:00 AM)

    Pity I don't eat fish, but I really enjoyed this dish Kelly... Thanks... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/28/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    I haven't had fish in a while myself.: -)

  • Wes Vogler Wes Vogler (11/4/2015 5:55:00 PM)

    Wow what do you need my comments for? anyhow I find this to be a most agreeable and just a bit clever piece.
    You must be over-rated just a bit or you would be walking on water. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 6:11:00 PM)

    I sink in water like a rock.: -)

  • Siobhan Watling (11/2/2015 8:07:00 AM)

    Such a brilliant poem! - starts off like 'Ted Hughes' but ends contemporary - love it! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/2/2015 12:08:00 PM)

    Thanks, Siobhan. It is one of my favorite rhyming poems.

  • Anita Sharma Anita Sharma (10/20/2015 5:26:00 PM)

    what a fantastic write..loved and liked (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/20/2015 5:55:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Anita

  • Shahin Latif Shahin Latif (10/14/2015 3:08:00 PM)

    I love your poem. This poem give me pleasure. So, many many thanks dearest poet Kelly Kurt. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/14/2015 5:23:00 PM)

    Thank you, Shahin. There is no greater compliment

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/4/2015 5:26:00 PM)

    I love placing smiles upon faces. : -) (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (10/4/2015 5:16:00 PM)

    A lovely poem, I love the ending, placed a smile on my face..... (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (9/30/2015 4:02:00 PM)

    One of my favorite poems. Reading it again for at least the third time. Many people have left positive comments since my last one! Someone below suggested changing the ending. Don't do it! That's the best part! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/30/2015 5:23:00 PM)

    : -) Thanks, Kim. I have been told that this is too sing-songy, that the ending ruined it, that it is good and that it is sophomoric. I like hearing that it is a favorite,

  • B3k Baylon B3k Baylon (9/29/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    this... made me smile.: -) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/29/2015 10:46:00 AM)

    Thanks, B3. One of my pleasures in life is bringing smiles.

  • Frank Davis, Sr. (9/28/2015 12:20:00 AM)

    Fish on a dish is also my fonder wish.
    A nice bit of entertainment, Double K! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/28/2015 11:18:00 AM)

    Thanks, Frank. I am an entertainer at heart.: -)

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (9/27/2015 6:40:00 PM)

    Surprise at the end! :) . I liked this one. I like your sense of humor... Well conveyed in your writing. Piece of advice... Skip the deep fryer... It's bad for your heart... baking or sautéing is the way to go! You really crafted this poem cleverly from start to finish. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/27/2015 10:25:00 PM)

    Thank you, Pamela. As a former bodybuilder, I should know better, but I like me some grease.: -)

  • * Sunprincess * (9/23/2015 5:07:00 PM)

    .........beautifully penned....and a most wonderful tribute to fish ★ (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/23/2015 7:09:00 PM)

    Thanks, SP, I had fun with this one.

  • Loke Kok Yee (9/14/2015 2:07:00 AM)

    Beautifully written, I almost felt that I was there. Thanks Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/14/2015 11:56:00 AM)

    Thank you, Loke Kok Yee.

  • Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (8/14/2015 9:56:00 PM)

    I wasn't expecting that last line but it truly is a tickler and made me smile..... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/14/2015 11:28:00 PM)

    Not much rhymes with tartar sauce.: -)

  • Yinka Meander Yinka Meander (6/30/2015 11:32:00 PM)

    I love this poem and enjoyed the humor at the end. can't stop laughing! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (7/1/2015 1:47:00 AM)

    Thanks, Yinka. Little brings me more joy than bringing smiles

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/3/2015 9:04:00 PM)

    This is simply ingenious. Its great having you around. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/4/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    Thank you so much. I like being here. : -)

  • Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (5/30/2015 8:49:00 PM)

    Brilliant ending Kelly, made me laugh out loud. Thank you sir (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (5/30/2015 10:19:00 PM)

    ~~~Thanks, Ayman.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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