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Fish Poems | Examples of Fish Poetry

Fish Poems. Below are examples of poems about fish. This list of fish poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of fish poetry. This list of works about fish is an excellent resource for examples on how to write fish poems.

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List of Fish Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Were We Mistakes Iwould Prefernotto Free verse fish, riddle, thank you,
Free fish Timothy McGuire Limerick fish,
Premium Member Poem Such a mystery is a fish Gershon Wolf Light Verse fish, silly,
Megalodon W.A. CHOLT Tanka fish, mystery, nature,
Premium Member Poem Canis Familiaris Richard Breese Limerick animal, dog, fish, fishing,
What would the Ocean be like in a hundred years Michael Robinson Rhyme animal, creation, earth, fish,
Haiku-kingfisher catches fish Anisha Dutta Haiku bird, fish,
Been Fishing M. L. Kiser Epulaeryu appreciation, drink, fish, food,
Dancing Fish Haxer Ling Free verse animal, fish, poetry,
Beautiful Womb M. L. Kiser Diminished Hexaverse animal, appreciation, earth, fish,

The fresh Waters of Crete
by Allan Terry
Catreus speaks of the lake in Crete
he speaks from a fools
perspective
his mouth is foolish and unwise
that these wisdoms are worded for those
who wish not to...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: easter, film, fish, moon,

Pollywogs
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Ten tiny pollywogs
Happy as can be
Along came an alligator
Ate up three.

Seven skittish pollywogs
Beneath a lily pad
Up swam a rainbow trout
They all died sad....

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, death, fish, happiness,

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CHILDHOOD LAMENT
by Kim Rodrigues
attracted to her fingers
and slippery as an eel
its one dead eye stares at her
— the silver dollar

lonely child spoons dirt over
the sandwich bag zippered shut
there’s...

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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, death, fish,

or so
by Allan Terry
1 cups of crabmeat
1 cup of pureed shrimp
2 cups of minced goeduck snouts
1 cup of minced catfish
4 cups of mushrooms (chopped fine)
2 tablespoons of cayenne
1/2...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, food, love, romantic

sticky love medallions
by Allan Terry
3/4 cups of cilantro
1 cup of chopped red onions
1/4 cup of crushed garlic
1/4 cup of chopped gingerroot
1/2 cup of celery chopped
1 cup of chopped red...

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Ballade | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beach, business, fish, food,

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Bread Haiku
by Tom Cunningham
just five barley loaves
two small fish
fed the five thousand

Written 4th October 2018.

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, food, jesus, miracle,

Bobber Dips
by Timothy McGuire
that is the biggest fish
i ever caught on a cast and a wish
bobber dipped out of sight
fish put up quite a fight
but still ended up...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish,

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Enchanting Mother Fish
by Gerald Dillenbeck
To find enchanting integrity,
She transparently confronts her disenchantments
with present and past toxic flow,
disempowering absences of synergetic experience,
like rape and enslavement and aggressive commodification,
disharmonic songs
without time...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, engagement, fish, health,

Captain Swivels Table
by Allan Terry
2 cups of grounded goeduck clam snouts( cooked, steamed) 
1 cup of crab meat (claw)
3/4 cup of catfish grounded (steamed)
1 cup of whipping cream
1 cup...

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Ballade | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, celebration, creation, fish,

GOLDSTONES AND A DRIED FISHERS NET
by Allan Terry
THEY CAST NET
IN THE WATERS
THE FISHES WERE
 NETTED AND 
WAITED HARVEST
THERE NETS WERE
 TORN AND DRIED UP
AND THE FISH THEY 
CAUGHT FELL BACK
 INTO THE...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: clothes, england, fish, ireland,

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Winter haiku 1-2-3 or 3-2-1
by Eve Roper
Winter Haiku 1-2-3 or 3-2-1

cold
frost, snow 
on schedule

days
zero 
below temp

shed
blend in
animals

pond
frozen
fish swimming 

ice
melting
sunny day

9/21/2018

Poetry Contest: haiku 1-2-3 or 3-2-1 
Sponsored by: charles messina...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, fish, winter,

THE OLD FISHERMEN BY THE SEA
by Jim Yerman
THE OLD FISHERMEN BY THE SEA

They meet there every morning…every day of every year.
At the end of the pier they gather…with all their fishing gear.

Sometimes...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, fishing,

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Six-Word Couplet Series Encore
by Jo Daniel
JONAH'S ADVENTURE
Ran to Tarshish
Now, inside fish 

DEVOUT JONAH
Three whole days 
Inside, Jonah prays

FISH VOMIT
God ordered fish 
Fulfilled God's wish

JONAH TURNS OBEDIENT 
Went to Nineveh
Preached God's...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, fish,

parsecs deux amore'
by Allan Terry
6 cups of smashed white beans
skins removed
2 cups of heavy cream
4 tablespoons of crushed garlic
7 cups of chicken stock
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
2 cups...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, desire, fish, food,

dankle dinkle do
by Allan Terry
2 yucca roots peeled and diced
3 quarts of boiling salted water
add roots, when softened
remove from water
and smash them while they are hot
allow to cool

measure two...

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Classicism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, appreciation, business, celebration, character,

don't leave me baby
by Allan Terry
6 fillets of sea bass
cup  of melted butter
2/3 cup of flour
(7 tablespoons of cornmeal)  (seasoned)
 dash of cayenne pepper
sprinkle fish in cayenne, coat...

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Chant Royal | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desire, encouraging, fish, food,

Have you ever dated an electric eel
by Timothy McGuire
Have you ever dated an electric eel?
You'll never forget the way it feels,
If you roll with an eel in the sack,
Brace yourself for that electric...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, love,

Need for theater
by Allan Terry
which is concerned
might convey
 the necessity 
and in it's 
urgency of it's need
to coney these
 thoughts
as concerns to
vocalize the
 need of proper
means of having
 words...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, anti bullying, art, creation,

Human Aquarium
by Debjani Mitra
A silo water casket ...
scintillates glow 
Green sea-weed blanket. ..
bright red and yellow.
Pebbles and gravel.. .
in a crystalline show.
Fizzing of bubbles. .
the aquatic-air combo.

A vista...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, caregiving, fish, life,

Koi
by Brianna Hobson
I need perfume to the cover up
the smell of my desperation 
and my insect decomposition

Fish out of water
what's right and what's wrong is
between my legs
I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, emotions, fish, growth,