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Best Fish Poems

Below are the all-time best Fish poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of fish poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member A WISH FOR FISH
A WISH FOR ALL FISH

Washed up on shores around the world
Already dead, a whale, a dolphin a shark, 
All marine life is suffering, the situation
Has...

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Categories: fish,
Form: Free verse



Fish Flirting
A yellow-tailed angelfish

flashed his tail at me.

His shimmering skin was all aglow,

as he wiggled his fins and waved hello....

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Categories: fish, humor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Pointing To The Problems
POINTING TO THE PROBLEMS 
  {Bivouacs}

Beat down with legal fees
Tied up with taxes;
Tripped up with mortgages;
Ripped off with student loans
Insulted with insurance
Telephone updates.

Out of...

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Categories: earth day, emotions, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Loss Of The Andrea Gail
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters:

These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in...

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Categories: america, aubade, death, fish,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Do you remember me
They walk silently along my hallways.
Floors littered with faded finery.
Do you remember my Granduer?
I had once been called the Queen of the sea.
Pulled down to...

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Categories: beauty, bereavement, eulogy, fish,
Form: I do not know?



Feast of the Beast: Jan Allison and Lin Lane
The mean old housecat has bulgy eyes
when she looks at us in our fish bowl
Oh, how much we've come to despise
that big mouth of hers,...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cat, fish,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Fisherwoman - For Contest
A desperate spinster, Jane took

strong measures the day she would cook

fresh trout. Her date bit

the barb left in it!

He truly was caught on her hook!


4/26/2015...

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Categories: fish,
Form: Limerick
CRUCIFISH
The fish is a creature cold and wet
Hooked by line and trawled by net,
Easy to catch and yummy to eat
Fried in oil or seared by...

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Categories: allegory, life, nature, fish,
Form: Personification
Diary of a Salmon
Day 1
Today I passed a shad,
on his way to Prince William Sound.
He protested that I go downstream.
But to the current he is bound.

Day 2
I encountered...

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Categories: adventure, fish, humor, humorous,
Form: Personification
Premium Member 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...

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Categories: fish, imagery, journey, life,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member The Fisherman and the Mermaid
THE FISHERMAN AND THE MERMAID

A young fisherman berthed in Penzance
Went ashore one fine night to a dance
He woke up on his boat
With a mermaid afloat
The...

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Categories: fish, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Why I believe in Evolution
You, skinny dipping,
is making each fish desire
to become a man.
...

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Categories: animal, beauty, desire, fish,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member haiku kvf
koi pond quietude
values and tones of zen stones
find repose and peace



8/9/2018
Haiku Captcha Contest
Sponsor: Harry Horsman...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish, garden, nature, peace,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member KOI POND


a lazy stream
meanders
under
sullen
midday sun
beneath a rustic 
wooden bridge
regal koi fish
ride
ceremoniously
humbled
glistening
glittering
rippling
gentle flowing waves     



AP: Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on March 29, 2020 for...

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Categories: fish, nature, summer, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member sunrise
ocean of abstract
wildlife feed under moonlight~
starlet sun rises


8/17/2020


Haiku - Nature Themed 2 Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Tania Kitchin...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish, ocean,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Fishing Adventure
    "Fishing Adventure"



fishing is a sport of supreme relaxation
beneath golden Sun with great anticipation
while warm water is quiet
fish feast on worm diet
as...

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Categories: adventure, fish,
Form: Limerick
THEY DON'T BITE LIKE THEY USED TO
He sat there in his fav'rite chair, a blanket 'cross his lap 
And covering his snow white hair was his old fishing cap. 
I knew...

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Categories: fish, father, nostalgia, social, dad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member From our Deck-Front in December
From
our pink deck with a Jarra  cocktail table-set
We sit awaiting  sunset with an
 ‘Hawaiian absence’ of seagulls
As dusk comes  with violet echoes
across...

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Categories: fish, absence, boat, culture, december,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In A Melting World
The Inuit call the Narwhal the one that points to the sky,
            Because of...

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Categories: animal, fish, nature, water,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Haiku - into the blue
in the deep blue
  the boat lay tilted to one side-
      
       ...

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Categories: blue, boat, fish, sea,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Sirens of the Ocean
Under the ocean where King Neptune rules,
multiple species of fish form schools.
The most fantastical fish you'll ever see,
is a mermaid in her long-haired glory.

Sirens of...

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Categories: fantasy, fish, ocean,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Fishy Tale
A pond sits in the glen
bright fish dashing about
casting silvery shadows
ducks chasing after them
eels making their way to sea
flying birds circling back and forth
green frogs...

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Categories: fish,
Form: Abecedarian
A Fish's Life
Swim
Eat.....poop
Poop.....float
Float some more
Sigh....stare
Bubbles.....stare
Smile.....I farted
Float...

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Categories: fish, funny,
Form: I do not know?
THE REEF
The unceasing roar
Surf and coral,
hitting the shore

This underwater show
This blaze of colour,
roar of surf.... so

Coral reef home,
so many fish,
blue sea foam,
this is my wish............

This living...

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Categories: fish, adventure, peace, blue, sea,
Form: Bio
My hovercraft is full of eels
I'll try to tell you without my usual cant
that all I wanted was to go sailing with
Sherry Saturday morning but I can't!
My hovercraft is full...

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Categories: birthday, boat, crazy, fish,
Form: Verse