Sharks, or: Crustaceans

A ‘Waltz wave’

Chop-
py wat-
ers;
only
calm below
the sur-
face;
broken
planks drifting
high above sink-
ing, bluish
bodies;
can-
dela-
bra, wine bot-
tles rest
on
ocean
floor.

16 thoughts on “Sharks, or: Crustaceans”

  1. Nice one David. Remember swimming under the water and thinking how wonderful, peaceful and quiet it was? Lovely poem. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  2. I am admiring the way you have broken the wordsโ€ฆ kudos! My question โ€“ which came first the photo or the poem??

  3. Choppy waters and chopped up words. ๐Ÿ˜† This structure does slow down the reading, which forces a deeper consideration of each word and more attention to the many sounds (and meanings) that can be found in one word. Interesting.

    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yeah, it’s an interesting form… I do feel that its restrictions affect the way it’s experienced by the readers…

      โค
      David

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