Journalism In Verse

docjohn

Fin

in Environment by

after Yeats’ The Wanderings of Oisin

With a fin you began,
with a leap you will end,
Fish, you will see
the answer first.
Look up. You will see
what joy is God,
the cloud-eyed Shark
jubilant to reach in.

With a fin you began,
with a flail you will end,
Shark, you will see
the answer first.
Look up. You will see
what joy is God,
the gray wandering Osprey
pealed on the wind.

Look up. You will see
what joy is God,
the sorrow of prey,
mise en abyme.

 


READ MORE

Photographer snaps picture of bird carrying shark that is carrying fish [WESH 2]
Poems by William Butler Yeats [Archive.org]


Brian A. Salmons lives with his wife and children in Orlando, Florida, where he writes and occasionally performs at open mics. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Eyedrum Periodically, Man in the Street Magazine, NonBinary Review and Cherry-House Press. He is the host of @BrianAndTheNight, a poetry podcast on Facebook.

Image by Doc John.

Latest from Environment

2017_September_3_MODIS_Washington_State

Half in Shadow

By Victoria Rotton. All that is certain and stagnant alights in a
thomas-stephan-1099355-unsplash

Emissary

By Sean Arthur Joyce. Hyperalarming studies show that we are in the
alexander-mils-363104-unsplash

After the Hurricane

By Geoffrey Philp. Blood-red oceans in Florida are littered with "the debris
iss056e162811

Toast

By Christine Kouwenhoven. Hurricane Florence invites in the rising, warming ocean.
Go to Top