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Sardines

Through the water they glide, 
an immense mosaic of millions of silvery fish 
on their migratory run, 
obeying a call immemorial, 
a mystery of aquatic unison 
choreographed by instinct primordial. 
 
They billow,	
a grainy smoke cloud 
in which light drowns.   

A ruffling,
like an enormous bedspread 
being shaken out in slow motion 
by an invisible giant.  

They turn into a mesh,
glistening, spinning around, tightening, 
a net woven with fish for catching water. 

They stretch, 
a submerged galaxy 
unspooling into a braided rope 
in a blue universe. 

They bank, 
and silver ripples across the shoal, 
a wheat field touched by a soaking breeze. 

Then they move on, 
flashing by, 
like underwater rain falling sideways. 

Before the predators get to them,
my eyes are feasting.  

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 2/15/2018 8:21:00 AM
What a beautiful feast for my eyes, Bernard. A definite FAVE for me.
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Bernard Chan
Date: 2/16/2018 4:41:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line. Really appreciate it.
Date: 8/9/2017 8:04:00 PM
Vivid imagery!
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Bernard Chan
Date: 8/9/2017 8:57:00 PM
Thank you, Anita. Glad you liked it :)