fish ladder that jump the heart makes




(originally appeared in Failed Haiku, an online journal of senryu, May 2016)


10 Responses

  1. Jan Benson Says:

    What a lark.
    Thub dub, fly

  2. Garry Says:

    catch in my throat
    a salmon falls back
    again and again

  3. Sheila Sondik Says:

    I experience this every fall when the salmon return. You've captured it so beautifully. Thank you!

  4. Mojde Says:

    Very nice!
    Migrate dear fish
    Stay alive

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I have never experienced a salmon return, but this monoku immediately made me see one. Highly effective.


  6. magyar Says:

    __ When this fine view refers to salmon Marietta, one remembers that by achieving their up-river goal, their life ends; but their life does not end as such… it regenerates. Grand sight of this Nature's Pathway, Marietta.

    reddened salmon
    span this white water course
    a bear waits


  7. Jan Dobb Says:

    This speaks to me of courage and vulnerability. Wonderful image Marietta!

  8. martin1223 Says:

    moon run
    into the wide mouth
    of the river

  9. Roman Lyakhovetsky Says:

    This poem is an example why I like one-liners very much! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Artie Says:

    Is that really all there is to it because that’d be flagaergbstinb.

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