Orange Fish – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Orange Fish

A school of orange fish swam
so gently through my breakfast,
spreading out across the crusty sea,
cresting amber waves and buttery coves
under the shadow of Damocles sword
poised to slice the moment in two,
and be caught in the net of mine.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade.” D.H. Lawrence

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28 responses to “Orange Fish – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful spark of creativity to start my day with.

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  2. Delicious metaphor (figuratively and literally). Now I’m hungry.

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  3. Oh wow! I love orange marmalade!

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  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WHERE—ARE THESE FISH?

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  5. Orange marmalade? Yum

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  6. I just love the D.H. Lawrence quote! It’s the sort of advice people tend to give me. The sword of Damocles in your poem does give me pause . . .

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  7. Just lovely! It reminds that I didn’t have orange marmalade for ages.

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  8. Amy

    orange marmalade… spreading out across the crusty sea, loveit. 🙂

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  9. Sound advice from Mr Lawrence and my mouth waters at the thought!

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