Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Peggy's prompt is offishal for today

fish on strings 
and fish-shaped hedges
fish on lines
and fish in boats
fish in sauces
served on toast

Photos above supplied as prompts
by Peggy Goetz

fish in oceans
fish in rivers
fish in streams
and fish in creeks
being caught by
human critters
big ones, tall ones,
short ones, small ones
fish are even
caught by bears
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caught by bears?
oh yes—bears dare
to eat the salmon
as they spawn,
loading up on fish
for the winter
when bears sleep

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dogs like fish
and cats like fish—
do dogs like dogfish?
do cats eat catfish?
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dogs and cats
would prefer
their fishes
in their dishes

salmon salad
sardine sandwich
tuna sandwich
(chicken of the sea)
fish-oil capsules 
with Omega 3
good for you
good for me

By Kay Davies, July, 2013

Posted for
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
Peggy provided the first two photos of phishes or phish-like creations, and asked us to write about fish. We were left to find the rest of the way on our own.


Vandana Sharma said...

What a menu of fish!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Avoid silverfish, that's my advice.

And if omega-3 is so good, how come sardines are so dumb?

kaykuala said...

Good idea! This kind of prompts make things easier.One walks on smoothly! Nicely Kay!


humbird said...

Love fish! What fun poem for you and for us! Ths!

Sam Edge said...

I'm sorry KAy but you're obviously having way too much fun with this and we can't have that (haha) Love the internal rhyming - just fun!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Sam Edge
Yes, I know, but I can't help it—I just enjoy silly poetry. I remember when the Cat in the Hat was new, and I was a teenager, babysitting small children. The first Dr. Seuss book I read them was Green Eggs and Ham. After my stomach settled down, I found myself becoming a humorous poet as well as a humorous essayist.
Oh, of course there were all the True Love and Undying Devotion poems to get through in my teens and 20s, but my favourites have always been the fun ones.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Bears can catch fish like it's no one's business aren't they? Salmon salad sound appetizing right now.

Peggy said...

Fun and silly for sure! And you did cover quite a range! Thank you Kay!

Susie Clevenger said...

You have created such a fun piece with the prompt. It does have a Dr. Suess feel to it.

Kay said...

Which reminds me, I need to go take my fish oil pill that was recommended for my high triglycerides. I hope it works. This is such a fun poem, Kay.

TALON said...

This was fish-o-licious, Kay! :)

Kalpanaa Misra said...

This is fun - fish are good to eat. I now crave salmon and tuna and feel as though it's been ages since I ate some good fish. Thanks for the reminder Kay.

Tammy said...

What fishy fun!

Kerry O'Connor said...

You certainly worked the fish theme.. and ask good questions: Do cats eat catfish? said...

Thank God I wasn't the only one whose funny bone was tickled by this prompt!! Love the dogfish/catfish dilemma especially.

Omega 3s rock! You just about Seussed this prompt, my dear. Amy

De said...

Love this fun fishy spill of words. :)

Susan said...

I like fish in art
I like fish in sauce
I like fish in tanks
depending on how much it costs.

mindlovemisery said...

This is brilliant and so very charming! Really makes me think of Dr. Seuss the playful attitude

Cezar and Léia said...

The 2nd pic is so catchy!
God bless you!