Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sand castles





you with piper's song-
    a bait or hook
    or moonlight serenade
you with the smallest frame
but the brightest of fire in your belly 
you with patience of thousand coral reefs
you with lilies in your mouth
sculpting sands
    blade by blade
    each crevice, a soft bed
    each ridge, a mountain
you with your mating call
you a perfect suitor
under the sea of silver-blue
an aria of sweet waves
you with our love nest
                      -it's p(uffy)erfect!









There is a video of the fish making this intricate sand sculpture here.


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Hosted by Lillian ~ We are anthropomorphizing today.    Give an animal or object human characteristics such that it behaves like a human.
Thanks for the visit ~

30 comments:

  1. I love this, especially this killer line:

    "you with patience of thousand coral reefs"

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  2. Wonderful response to the prompt, Grace! I especially like
    "sculpting sands
    blade by blade
    each crevice, a soft bed
    each ridge, a mountain"
    And then that love nest under the sea of silver blue :)

    I didn't know this intricate work of the puffer fish. My guess is you will introduce this ingenious creature to many here :)

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  3. Puffer fish have simple needs. Maybe we should be more like them.

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  4. Oh I love this little fish... what an artist for the sake of sex.

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  5. Sharp intake of breath - wow! I'd never heard of this, Grace! It's amazing. As is your poem. I love those lines:
    'you with the smallest frame
    but the brightest of fire in your belly
    you with patience of thousand coral reefs'.

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  6. Thank you for enlightening us! I think this little guy must make a very thoughtful husband, building the house first, THEN finding the wife! Fire in his belly indeed! I enjoyed this a lot!

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  7. I didn't know these fish made sand castles.

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  8. I saw this video yesterday. Crazy how much that fish works to impress a mate. And I wondered how many of these temporary temples of love were created in a day, a week, a year. Nice poem to honor their efforts.

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  9. This is AWESOME, Grace!

    "lilies in your mouth" is my favorite.

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  10. This is beautiful Grace, I especially love'you with the smallest frame but the brightest of fire in your belly'

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  11. an aria of sweet waves and a love nest - a delightful fest for the heart and soul - beautiful and enchanting melody of words

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  12. P(uffy)erfect write Grace. Love learning of the artistry of our little swimming friend.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  13. Another great piece of poetics--you make every prompt a work of art. This story of the randy Puffer is delightful.

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  14. Brillaintly blended two prompts - dVerse & NaPo! Bravo! (Dang, that rhymes.HAHA!)

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  15. This is sacred geometry at play. Divine.

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  16. Wonderful poem. I think of all the creatures and their mating rituals, their building of homes, art to impress a future mate. This is a wonderful poem Grace.

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  17. Purrrfect, friend Grace ... dunking ma paw into that water right now ... smiles ... Love, ct.

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  18. 24 hours a day for a week! That's a busy little fish. Truly beautiful works of art - both your words and the fish wish his sand castle.

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  19. Delightful! I can see you/her putting up the purrfect responses.

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  20. This poem is as intricate and beautiful as that castle. Wonderful.

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  21. cool pen and a cool fish. Hi Grace ~

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  22. He must be a perfect suitor, to build a castle like that. I never realized they went to so much work. Guess I did too, back in the day. Thanks for the reminder Grace!

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  23. One fish that sure goes at it indeed

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  24. A wonder of the fish kingdom...wow!

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  25. Both your words and that video were amazing. Thank you for sharing them both with us. Enjoy your weekend, Grace.

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  26. Your poem is as beautiful and intricately built as the sand castle pictured below it! And it's interesting to learn about this as well.

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  27. What creative fish! Your piece is a fitting tribute to such creativity. :-)

    ~Imelda

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  28. Sweet tribute to this fish - with some unforgettable lines 'patience of thousand coral reefs' and the scale of his achievement 'each crevice, a soft bed/ each ridge, a mountain'

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