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by Kate Burnside

Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Yey!!! It worked... thanks, Janet Parker, for the loan of your gorgeous watercolour!! xxx LOL Kate xx


Trying to maintain its suspended position
versus water's muscular contra-flow,
its fluid outline is indistinct -
an assembly of mirrored fragments
adhering to an energy, like magnetised filings.

Diffracted sunlight scorches river surface,
seeming to cause a melt of waters beneath.
I shoot out a hand, attempting a catch,
but grasp only weed, stepped three inches left.
Angles bend, dimensions change,
extremity no longer mine.

Slippery mediums, water and light:
the fish - so many thousand shimmering pixels -
composes elsewhere a different picture.†

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Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/15/2005
Refraction has driven many to distraction, like our perceptions of many things...Ed noted something very profound, "if only we had the eye capability of animals...". I don't think animals are quite as distracted by the possibilities...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2005
Fish are truly intriguing creatures - and this is a most intriguing poem, Kate. If only we had the eye capability of animals like the bear and the eagle and the osprey, we, too, could scoop them up quite easily.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/10/2005
Another astounding write Kate...slippery mediums indeed.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/10/2005
I remember trying to catch the blighters.

Your lecturer will give you an A+ here, unless there's something fishy..
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/9/2005
EXCELLENT synapse between last two strophes...and nice analogy of different world views!

Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/9/2005
Love the images. Excellent ending.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/9/2005
Ya know they have neat lures for catching those fish. Though I must admit that in my younger days I tried it the same way. Great pen
Reviewed by jude forese 2/9/2005
an excellent poetic exercise of perception and contrapuntal imagery ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/9/2005
Splendid the way you capture your theme if not the fish itself;-)
Scintillating poem Kate!
Reviewed by Janet Parker 2/9/2005
This is beautiful. I love watching fish. You could have used my fish painting to illustrate this gem of a poem. xxxooo Janet
Reviewed by George Jackson 2/9/2005
Wow! This is brilliant, Kate.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/9/2005

Slippery mediums, water and light
the fish--so many thousand shimmering pixels-
composes elsewhere a different picture.

Captured superbly and succinctly--SPOT ON!

No wonder I can't catch fish LOL

Excellent write

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/9/2005
They do spook easily.
Reviewed by A PAX 2/9/2005
Is the fish a metaphore?

Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/9/2005
Anyone who has sat still on a riverbank or a beside a pond will know that you have captured this subject perfectly. Great write.

Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 2/9/2005
That's one flashy fish! Well done!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 2/9/2005
Unique N Diifferent!

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/9/2005
It is hard to catch them that way but sometimes you can reach in a catfish hole and catch them.

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