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 8 Years Ago

Written well, and very heart felt!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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

Posted 9 Years Ago

yeah..if only we could write peace home too

great poem

Posted 9 Years Ago

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

Posted 9 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.


Posted 10 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 10 Years Ago

Audrey Howitt

10 Years Ago

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

Posted 10 Years Ago

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

Posted 10 Years Ago

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27 Reviews
Added on November 10, 2012
Last Updated on November 19, 2012


Audrey Howitt
Audrey Howitt

Alameda, CA

I am so happy to be writing! I was an attorney in my previous incarnation. These days, I teach voice mostly, write some and do a little psychotherapy. It seems like a good combination for me. I h.. more..


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