Elizabeth Bishop caught an old big fish.
Or was it just a big old fish?
She took an oily rainbow as a sign to let it go
and die, instead of die and let it lie.
Elizabeth Bishop caught a big old poem.
But it became an old big poem.
Ten years she took to reel it in
before she let it go and swim.
| Wow ten years to achieve perfection. I didn't know people actually could reach perfection. It was probably her point of view to make this the most perfect poem she could ever write. Still, i think she wasn't content with it and so she kept rebuilding it and changing the patterns until she finally found what her mind has been looking for.|
I think your play of words was interesting, maybe not really my stlye to judge the excellence of this piece but still, i believe you've highlighted something that was of your interest and turned it into a poem of your own. I'm thankful you haven't taken ten years to complete this one....lol
Still, nicely written.
|| Posted on 2006-09-12 00:00:00 | by charmedidentity | [ Reply to This ] |