Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 161,318 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

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/26/2016 1:08:00 PM)

    You kept us on toe till it got fried and served for dinner, wonderful poem, Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (7/26/2016 1:59:00 PM)

    Every time I read it, I get hungry. : -)

    2 person liked.
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  • Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (6/30/2016 8:41:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, Kurt. Evocative.

    A poem can change a life.

    This is my latest poem. I think that is universal for Poets.

    Kind regards
    Robert (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/30/2016 9:36:00 PM)

    I used to have several aquariums. Fish are facinating

  • Chinedu Dike (6/29/2016 5:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful train of thought elegantly brought forth in good diction with conviction. A lovely poem written with in insight. Thanks for sharing Kelly. Your poem I CAN PROMISE ONLY THIS is truly a great poem. I enjoyed reading it very much. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/29/2016 11:25:00 PM)

    Thank you, Chinedu. This is one of my favorite 'fun' poems and the other is one of my favorite serious ones

  • Khairul Ahsan Khairul Ahsan (6/25/2016 12:57:00 AM)

    Read this poem of yours, the earliest posted. Wonderful!
    'Be predator or prey' - another way of saying 'survival for the fittest'!
    Cleverly laid out poem, loved the humor. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/25/2016 12:28:00 PM)

    Thank you my friend. This is indeed an old one of mine

  • Sonali Ganguly Sonali Ganguly (5/16/2016 9:03:00 PM)

    wow.... very nice writing (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (5/17/2016 1:20:00 AM)

    Thank you, Sonali. I have always thought this was one of my funniest

  • Tom Billsborough (4/19/2016 7:22:00 AM)

    A very funny conclusion, except for the fish of course! Mine's sea bass, delivered fresh from my local
    port at Fleetwood. Funnily enough I'm just doing a poem about the Coral Sea and its magical coral and brightly banded fish. Now you've got me dreaming about my next deep fried fish. A trip to the Fish & Chip shop is on my menu tomorrow! A well deserved 10 here, Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/19/2016 12:51:00 PM)

    Thank you, Tom. This was one of the first poems I posted here

  • Theodora Onken (4/17/2016 5:48:00 AM)

    Wonderful, wonderful write. Adore fish...was raised on the salt water variety- of the Pacific. Could eat it 7 days a week and never grow tired of it. Love Salmon, Lobster, Shrimp, clams, oysters. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/17/2016 1:15:00 PM)

    They are good for your brain....obviously. Thanks, Theo

  • Ryson Dsouza Ryson Dsouza (3/1/2016 10:05:00 AM)

    Lovely....1st consern for the fish.. then fish being on the dish, , , , cool... I have too love that Deep fried fish on my dish.. You made me smile..Thanks for sharing.... 10 for Yummy fish (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/1/2016 11:34:00 AM)

    I am glad you enjoyed it, Ryson. Thank you for reading and your kind comment

  • Juan Olivarez (3/1/2016 9:17:00 AM)

    As an avid fisherman I can definitely relate. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/1/2016 11:33:00 AM)

    It's been a while since I've been fishing, but I had fish-sticks last week.
    Thanks for reading, Juan

  • 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

  • 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”
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    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

  • Dershish Kebab (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,

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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