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June 25, 2011
By StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi


I should not like to be a
Fish
With mouth agape and far too wide
And scales of gilt and bronze and silver
Adrift in artificial tides
Acting like I am not dreaming
Of rivers wide and deep,
No legs to walk
No lungs for screaming
Eyes open when asleep.


The author's comments:
Uhh, I was staring at a fishtank?

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on Apr. 25 2014 at 1:31 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
5 articles 0 photos 266 comments
Wow, really cool :)

on Jul. 27 2013 at 7:23 am
bookmouse BRONZE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 article 90 photos 251 comments
I see meaning... It flows really well too!

on Dec. 21 2011 at 11:46 am
Wow, StrangeJade! As "IamtheshyStargirl" commented, it flows very nicely. Fantastic description and immaculate imagery, if I do say so myself. Keep up the meritorious work!

on Aug. 2 2011 at 12:55 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Yeah...not so much with the meaning, this one. Just about fish, really, and how it would sort of suck to be one. ;)

on Aug. 2 2011 at 1:18 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I love this!!! It really does flow very well, and I love the rhythm. I like the imagery, and even though there's not really any deep meaning in this (or maybe that's just me?), it's still entertaining. :)

on Jul. 13 2011 at 6:51 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Wow, cool :) I kinda sensed that in it.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 6:38 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thanks! **Fun fact: This poem actually came to mind when I was sitting in the hotel lobby mentioned at the start of "Yellow Roses." Which makes it sort of a meta-poem, I guess. :D

on Jul. 13 2011 at 6:34 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Wow. The flow flows well, how appropriate for a fish-poem :)


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