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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 and a Dolphins Swish

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

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Categories: fish,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member It's 'Oh Fish Eel' - 'Fish N Chips' For Andrea
It CAN be ‘fish n chips’  stop carping on, there’s no plaice for rudeness!

It's so sad to see a person out of their depths...

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Categories: conflict, fish, food, poetry,
Form: Monoku
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

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 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?

Premium Member 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!


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Categories: fish,
Form: Limerick
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
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
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

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Categories: fish, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Big Brown Bear
big strong furry brown
fishing for salmon with paws~
prancing through flowers   

Date Written: 4/12/2022

3 Place
Wild Animal Haiku Poetry Contest Haiku poetry form only.     Sponsored...

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Categories: fish, fishing, flower, humor,
Form: Haiku
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 Koi Pond
a lazy stream
midday sun
beneath a rustic 
wooden bridge
regal koi fish
gentle flowing waves     

Published in my photo/poetry book ~KOI POND~ 2020

AP: Honorable...

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Categories: fish, nature, summer, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Haiku Kvf
koi pond quietude
values and tones of zen stones
find repose and peace

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
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 Rainbow Scales Beckon Me
Going inward
Receiving moments of grace
While time unfolds
Touching your heart with my breath
An expansion
Doorways to enter

Each gift revealed through my willingness
Vulnerability my partner
Coaxing me towards unimagined...

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Categories: fish, appreciation, beauty, childhood, dad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sunrise
ocean of abstract
wildlife feed under moonlight~
starlet sun rises


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest H I - K U Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Brian Strand...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish, ocean,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I Am the Blue Marlin

 I was made
To venture undulating time
 And chase the tides forever facing forward 
  Through glinting waves by unknown...

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Categories: environment, fish, imagery, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - Haiku X 187 - Seagull -
seagull scream and waves

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Categories: bird, fish, sea, sun,
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

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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
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
Premium Member From Our Deck-Front In December
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

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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