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The wind burnt the chill of infant cheek angling for sinkers
unable in the lavender light of dusk to rise, the wind purrs. 

A catfish, with finger long whiskers, thrashes in the dusk;
just landed by the hunter, a salt peter pounded writhing husk. 

Lost in hunger's lust the fish hunter's fire dies without pain,
hooked by the wind's burn, chilled, the sink holes now blackened, drain.  

The wind stills, no longer lithe; it lies, no longer owning, anything;
no longer moaning, not intoning, not even groaning.

Calm now lies angry in the hollow seeking its rebirth,
slipping round and round, it sorrows, wind winding the earth.

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  1. Date: 2/14/2014 4:34:00 AM
    Never seen two poems about fish before neat. You kind of go between two great approaches rhyming and not rhyming timing the rhyming too. Good could be great you're right on the verge!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:11:00 PM
    very interesting descriptions of wind. Unique imagery, Debs. Was this for any of the contests?

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:11:00 AM
    This is splendid and beautiful. Good write friend and keep the fire burning. its really nice coming across such a piece in a lovely day like this. Cheers! Funom Makama.

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 4:43:00 AM
    A human searching...

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 4:41:00 AM
    This ones deep...gotta mine....very cool...jimbo

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 11:56:00 AM
    I enjoyed creativity in this poem. Thanks for sharing, Debbie. Friend, JM

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:53:00 PM
    - A skillful writing poetry Debbie ..... as always! :) - Always a pleasure to read "the experts" work. - - My poem: "Are you Brave - Take the Leap" - was actually planning your contest .... but had not written it in the right "form" - Thanks for the nice visit. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:00:00 PM
    lovely write, Debs

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 8:11:00 AM
    namesakes carry a lot of anger i suppose. great poem.Debbie thanks for your visits and encouraging you (: ) Jenish.