I Write Fish Home

I Write Fish Home

A Poem by Audrey Howitt

I write fish home,

knowing their journey perilous,

pebbled with the danger of maw and man.

 

I write them home

to creek and stream,

to bear and net,

 to spawn again.

 

I write them home

to complete the cycle,

to nurture instinct,

and to validate visions

held by ancestors

worried in graves

unmarked by man’s eager hand.

 

I write them home become someone must

and because song is insufficient.

 

I write them home,

to turn toward the sun

and say I have done my part.

 

I write fish home. 


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

© 2012 Audrey Howitt


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Yes, and this is something you should be proud of; and the poem too, I'm very taken with it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Written well, and very heart felt!

Posted 5 Years Ago


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So unique. I really enjoyed this work of art :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


yeah..if only we could write peace home too

great poem

Posted 6 Years Ago


An eloquent write...Thank you for penning...:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


the idea of modernism (1737) was to devalue supernatural elements. but 98.7 percent of all written
after Frost has supernatural elements. so since we can't excape it we burrow inside of it. we 'write
our fish home', and we a comfortable in their fate.

dana

Posted 6 Years Ago


I so enjoyed this poem, I found this very stimulating,
evernthough I still haven't entirely got my head
around the curiously significant title and line, 'i write fish home',
but on the whole, i love it

Posted 6 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
Poignant write , we deplete the land and the oceans. Great cause.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Poignant, powerful and beautifully written, thank you for sharing your poem, Audrey

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Audrey Howitt
Audrey Howitt

Alameda, CA



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