Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 23,878 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

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Comments about Fish by Kelly Kurt

  • Rookie - 181 Points 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

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (7/1/2015 1:47:00 AM)

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

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  • Silver Star - 3,182 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/3/2015 9:04:00 PM)

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

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (6/4/2015 1:02:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 4,291 Points Ayman Parray (5/30/2015 8:49:00 PM)

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

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/30/2015 10:19:00 PM)

    ~~~Thanks, Ayman.

  • Silver Star - 3,901 Points Ken E Hall (5/30/2015 1:54:00 AM)

    right on the nail presenting fish in the deep with a humorous ending...I hate fishing for you can't catch any chips thanks and regards (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/30/2015 12:05:00 PM)

    I agree, Ken. If one could catch chips (French fries) and a cocktail, I would fish every day! : -)

  • Rookie - 194 Points Rajagopalan Kumar (5/26/2015 7:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful; ; Good observation of the fish's life (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/26/2015 11:12:00 AM)

    Thanks, Rajagopalan. Observation is the first step in much of my poetry

  • Gold Star - 10,434 Points Bri Edwards (5/25/2015 1:52:00 PM)

    gee, Harry, below, is so sentimental. he probably enjoys 'love' poems also! ! !

    i've glanced at comments and NOW i'm reluctant to continue with mine, because it may be overkill! but HALF (about) are from YOU, so they don't count.


    i love to see the little fish
    upon my little dinner dish.
    i guess i am... just like Kelly;
    i love to feel fish in my belly.

    bri :) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/25/2015 2:15:00 PM)

    Great comments, Bri. Thanks

  • Rookie - 0 Points Michael Joseph (5/17/2015 8:09:00 PM)

    Amazing poem sir. I am new here but I am glad I found your poems. I will read more! ! A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,769 Points Kevin Patrick (5/12/2015 1:17:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem immensely, the humor wasn't lost on me, in fact the closing reminded me of something I did with one of my own works, list the beauty of the creature and then close it with a delectable twist. Good stuff. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/12/2015 3:07:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kevin. The shift is an effective tool.

  • Rookie - 155 Points Harry Hamburger (5/6/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    I really like what you wrote, except the last line which kind of kills a beautiful sensitive poem, and makes it kind of sarcastic. I would change the last line to: Is when I make a wish, and the second to last line could be changed to: and favorite time to see them. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/6/2015 12:56:00 PM)

    I like the two lines you suggest, Dr. H. I wrote this though for a humor poetry contest and ended it that way as a catch you off guard' mechanism. Thanks for your input.

  • Rookie - 181 Points Tom Navarro (5/4/2015 1:23:00 AM)

    I have to smile at the ending! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/4/2015 2:34:00 AM)

    Good.: -) That was my intent. Thanks, Tom

  • Rookie - 38 Points Philip Bemelman (5/2/2015 12:56:00 PM)

    I too like your poem about fish Kelly! It just goes to show that poetry and fish are much the same in some regards! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/2/2015 1:09:00 PM)

    Very good observation, Philip. Thanks for reading

  • Gold Star - 4,888 Points Patricia Grantham (5/1/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    A very nice, informative write on fish. I too enjoy seeing them
    in the water. But I also like to eat them. Enjoy this. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (5/1/2015 1:05:00 PM)

    Thanks, Patricia. Fascinating and delicious creatures: -)

  • Freshman - 594 Points Simone Inez Harriman (4/23/2015 4:38:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your poem Kelly. Nothing like being out there with your thoughts and hoping to catch a nice plate size fried fish with a twist of lemon. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (4/23/2015 5:26:00 PM)

    : -) Sounds good to me. Thanks, Simone

  • Gold Star - 19,346 Points Kim Barney (4/21/2015 4:07:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem so much I had to come back and read it again! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (4/21/2015 6:19:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kim. I am delighted that something I wrote is enjoyed.

  • Gold Star - 10,448 Points Amitava Sur (4/20/2015 5:45:00 PM)

    WOW' I am from a land who eat max. fish in the world and I am also a voracious fish eater. Still I love them to see merrily playing in water either in blue sea or pond with diff size and color. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (4/21/2015 6:17:00 PM)

    A remarkable branch of animal life. So diverse and fun to watch. And eat.

  • Freshman - 976 Points Xing Hua (4/20/2015 5:46:00 AM)

    i like to eat fish and love to watch fish swimming in the water. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (4/20/2015 11:26:00 AM)

    A wonder of diversity and tasty too

  • Rookie - 142 Points Mifael Llauderes (4/18/2015 12:13:00 PM)

    excellent plot... and it ends with a chuckle! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 23,878 Points Kelly Kurt (4/18/2015 2:10:00 PM)

    Thanks, Mifael.

  • Gold Star - 19,346 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

    Gold Star - 23,878 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.

  • Silver Star - 4,154 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

    Gold Star - 23,878 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 - 1,758 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 - 19,346 Points Kim Barney (3/27/2015 4:20:00 PM)

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

    Gold Star - 23,878 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.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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