E. J. Pratt Fish Poems

  • 1.
    Perched on a dead volcanic pile,
    Now charted as a submerged peak,
    Near to a moon-washed coral isle,
    A hundred leagues from Mozambique,
  • 2.
    Now it was clear to every Shade
    That some great wonder was before them,
    As Tom upon the palisade
    Emptied, as fast as Lulu bore them,
  • 3.
    He seemed to know the harbour,
    So leisurely he swam;
    His fin,
    Like a piece of sheet-iron,
  • 4.

    A half-point Nor'ard from the West,
    A bluish-tinted spot of light,
  • 5.
    ‘The witches' device for the equitable distribution
    of the liquor consisted in the construction
    of tens of thousands of stopcocks and bungs
    which were fitted into the perforations of the
  • 6.
    To make a perfect fish menu,
    The witches found they had to place
    Upon this alcoholic base
    Great stacks of food and spices too.
  • 7.
    Not since the time the sense of evil
    Caught our first parents by surprise,
    While eating fruit in Paradise,
    One fateful morning, had the Devil,
Total 7 Fish Poems by E. J. Pratt

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