Wednesday 15 February 2017


Fish and Bird

A bird a fish espied,
In deep blue sea cavorting;
A fish a bird so pied
Saw high in air up sporting.
The two exchanged sweet glances,
And after leaps and dives
Decided such romances
Were on what a heart thrives.

The bird trilled in a burble:
“My love, you swim so well...”
The fish not quite so verbal,
Tossed him a pearly shell.
A fish a bird enamoured
A bird a fish loved back –
Now isn’t that thing contrary,
And yet they chose to marry!

The fish in air was choking,
In water the bird drowning.
And yet they met on sandy beach
And made a fine, short speech:
 “If love is in your heart, dear,
All you shall overcome, no fear!
For love will all sharp edges smooth
And all great pains will soothe.”

This post is part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Poets United meme.


  1. Your lovers remind me very much of Romeo and Juliet! How ironic when it is death that saves the day. But we don't know how it could have turned out if they could live in each other's atmosphere. Perhaps the part that most answers our prompt is the final stanza.

  2. uh oh & the bird's a kingfisher?...all sharp edges will smooth and all great pains will soothe no doubt...

  3. Impossible love...always sweeter when it happens!

  4. lovely poetry and fantastic photo ~ great post for F ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a happy day ~ ^_^

  5. I think I've known some bird/fish marriages in which the partners either suffocated or drowned! A rolicking, amusing yet thoughtful write!

  6. that fish overthere is a copy of the one overhere in my tank... mine being somewhat more purple

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  7. "A fish a bird enamoured
    A bird a fish loved back –"

    My favourite lines;
    and you made me back track to The Owl And The Pussycat Went To Sea

    much love...

  8. This is so often the case.......and yet at least they tried.

  9. Fine illustration. Odd story.

  10. It is never going to work with the fish's sloppy kisses and bird's sharp pecks.

  11. A fun post!
    Hope you are having a great day!

  12. Unlikely pairing but delightful words .
    the 'pairing' remind me of 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat'..
    Best wishes.
    ABCW team.

  13. An ocean of differences. An entertaining poem.

  14. What a beautiful lines and uncommon one too, loved it :)

  15. I so love this! Wonderful poem, seemingly nonsense verse at first, but hides such a delightful meaning. Opposites attract and if there is little in common the marriage will fail - yet love conquers all and if it there, even a fish and a bird will be happy together :)