Journalism In Verse

2157789184_a848f1e36c_o

Fish Farms

in Environment by

The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
the net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
no natal stream to be re-found,
the net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
no natal stream to be re-found,
no swimming past Prince William Sound,
the net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
no natal stream to be re-found,
no swimming past Prince William Sound,
these pseudo-salmon now abound.

 


Read More:
Salmon fisher: spill is dangerous and ‘we shouldn’t have to deal with it’ [NPR]
Canadian fishing closures challenge search for U.S. Atlantic Salmon escape [Vancouver Sun]

John Beaton’s poetry is entirely metrical and has been widely published in media as diverse as Able Muse, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Northwards Now (UK). He lives on Vancouver Island BC.

Image of “Ruakaka Bay Salmon Farm” by Sid Mosdell.

Latest from Environment

joshua-sortino-215039

Darkness & Light

By Marianne Gambaro. "Imperfect darkness envelopes me / along with the other
28992209381_5256618bcf_k

Waste Island [AUDIO]

By Stephen Fournier. "If you've ever seen what floats upon the gyre
bjorn-tore-okland-119009

FireFall

By Beverly Lafontaine. From Santa Barbara to Oxnard, wildfires are changing what
25189052_10214781028459327_8701141855448929805_o

The Longest Fire Season

By Jan Steckel. Wildfires rage in Southern California, but it isn't affecting
Go to Top