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History, Reality, Fantasy

Waters so thick with codfish, the Basques caught them in handbaskets. A river turned red as salmon returned from the ocean. Tropical seas teeming with billfish and beaches thick with turtles inspiring tales by Hemingway and Grey. Waters without oxygen and jellyfish so thick, you can collect them with handbaskets, if you have good gloves. A red tide runs up the coast poisoning our oysters. The ocean's covered by plastic scum while reefs sink as corals bleach in an overheated acid sea. My fantasy, that history may someday be reality.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/21/2016 3:22:00 PM
Somehow reminds me of the movie, Koyaanisqatsi.
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 1/21/2016 4:17:00 PM
Thanks Iris, I don't know the film but looked it up on Wikipedia and can see what you mean and I'll definitely be on the lookout for the film. I wrote it to inject a little reality into a contest "Fantasy Fish in a Fantasy Ocean" and it did get an Honorable Mention.
Date: 12/9/2015 12:01:00 PM
Indeed it may be... cleverly articulated poem with a cautionary warning we would all do well to heed. Well done Dave! Best wishes, Keith
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 12/12/2015 8:45:00 PM
Thanks Keith
Date: 12/7/2015 12:21:00 AM
How lovely Dave.. congrats on fine win!
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 12/8/2015 9:22:00 AM
Thanks Dr. Sharma
Date: 12/6/2015 11:33:00 AM
Hi Dave, congrats on your HM win. SKAT
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 12/7/2015 10:59:00 AM
Thanks again SKAT
Date: 12/6/2015 11:26:00 AM
As SKAT said, it was on the Home Page, and it's come through the big haul out of 40 to being an HM. Well done.
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 12/7/2015 10:58:00 AM
Julia, thanks for your contest and the HM - I know I took a different tack but that was how it went
Date: 11/28/2015 10:34:00 PM
Dave, :) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soups, Home Page. ~SKAT LOVE~
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 11/29/2015 8:51:00 AM
Thanks SKAT