Fish Poems

Popular Fish Poems
Gone Fishin'
by Delmar Pepper

I've finished life's chores assigned to me,
So put me on a boat headed out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I've been invited to the fishin' hole.

Where every day is a day to fish,
To fill your heart with every wish.
Don't worry, or feel sad for me,
I'm fishin' with the Master of the sea.


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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair

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Britannia's Pastorals
by William Browne

Now as an angler melancholy standing
Upon a green bank yielding room for landing,
A wriggling yellow worm thrust on his hook,
Now in the midst he throws, then in a nook:
Here pulls his line, there throws it in again,
Mendeth his cork and bait, but all in vain,
He long stands viewing of the curled stream;
At last a hungry pike, or well-grown bream
Snatch at the worm, and hasting fast away,
He knowing it a fish of stubborn sway,

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The Far Field
by Theodore Roethke

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I dream of journeys repeatedly:
Of flying like a bat deep into a narrowing tunnel
Of driving alone, without luggage, out a long peninsula,
The road lined with snow-laden second growth,
A fine dry snow ticking the windshield,
Alternate snow and sleet, no on-coming traffic,
And no lights behind, in the blurred side-mirror,
The road changing from glazed tarface to a rubble of stone,

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A Busy Man
by Robert William Service

This crowded life of God's good giving
No man has relished more than I;
I've been so goldarned busy living
I've never had the time to die.
So busy fishing, hunting, roving,
Up on my toes and fighting fit;
So busy singing, laughing, loving,
I've never had the time to quit.

I've never been one for thinking

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Recent Fish Poems
Dusk Paddling
by Ayatullah Nurjati

There is hope in the fishermen's qualified causality sketches
Nature seems to be always erratic, sometimes shady sometimes turbulent
Similar to the desire of the fisherman who always ups and downs in making a
living
The engine on the boat can no longer be used because it had been already the
oldest

The fishing nets remain faithful even though they are sometimes torn
The boat he paddles never complains
Fish are also willing and willing to be netted and hooked for the survival of their

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Miracles
by Walt Whitman

WHY! who makes much of a miracle?
As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach, just in the edge of the
water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love--or sleep in the bed at night with
any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with my mother,

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I Sing The Body Electric
by Walt Whitman

I SING the Body electric;
The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them;
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the
Soul.

Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal
themselves;
And if those who defile the living are as bad as they who defile the
dead?

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As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life
by Walt Whitman

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As I ebb'd with the ocean of life,
As I wended the shores I know,
As I walk'd where the ripples continually wash you Paumanok,
Where they rustle up hoarse and sibilant,
Where the fierce old mother endlessly cries for her castaways,
I musing late in the autumn day, gazing off southward,
Held by this electric self out of the pride of which I utter poems,
Was seiz'd by the spirit that trails in the lines underfoot,
The rim, the sediment that stands for all the water and all the

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As I Sat Alone By Blue Ontario's Shores
by Walt Whitman

AS I sat alone, by blue Ontario's shore,
As I mused of these mighty days, and of peace return'd, and the dead
that return no more,
A Phantom, gigantic, superb, with stern visage, accosted me;
Chant me the poem, it said, that comes from the soul of America--
chant me the carol of victory;
And strike up the marches of Libertad--marches more powerful yet;
And sing me before you go, the song of the throes of Democracy.

(Democracy--the destin'd conqueror--yet treacherous lip-smiles

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Popular Famous Poets about Fish
  • Richard Brautigan
    Richard Brautigan (10 poems about Fish)
    January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984 / Tacoma, Washington
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins (10 poems about Fish)
    22 March 1941 - / New York City
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore (4 poems about Fish)
    November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972 / Kirkwood, Missouri
  • Theodore Roethke
    Theodore Roethke (4 poems about Fish)
    1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States
  • Yosa Buson
    Yosa Buson (3 poems about Fish)
    1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan
  • Thomas Lux
    Thomas Lux (3 poems about Fish)
    1946 / Northampton, Massachusetts
  • James Tate
    James Tate (3 poems about Fish)
    8 December 1943 - / Kansas City, Missouri
  •  Walter Enyeart
    Walter Enyeart (3 poems about Fish)
    Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA
  • Spike Milligan
    Spike Milligan (3 poems about Fish)
    16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar
  •  Audrey B. Dodge
    Audrey B. Dodge (2 poems about Fish)
    Orlando, Florida