a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Catfish

Catfish shed winter
Undulating shapes of gray
feeding cautiously
Attempt at Haiku for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

31 comments:

Gwen said...

Golly, I'm a haiku freak. Well played!

Have a great weekend!
Take time to enjoy yourself.
Re nourish your soul.

:)

Sketching with Dogs said...

Oh, love it!
Catfish are such funny fish with their long moustache aren't they.
Lynne x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Are those in one of your ponds?

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow, that is quite a sight to behold!

Sandra said...

my dad would be eating those cat fish, he loved them, to me they were nasty tasting but he cooked them and he and mother chowed down on them. one of those would make a good meal.
i have no idea what haiku is and i see Gwen is a haiku freak. i am off to define this word

Sandra said...

ok so now i know and i still can't do it.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is fantastic..! Never seen a cat-fish up-close :D
Loved your haiku!!

Happy National Haiku Poetry Day Gail :)
Hope you are having a fabulous day :)
Love,
Sanaa

Hannah said...

I just love the use of undulating! Great catfish images...I want to pet them...they're so cute!! Thank you for joining today, Gail!

Sumana Roy said...

ah...could hear them moving too...nice. ..

Mama Zen said...

Somebody get me a rod and reel!

Lowcarb team member said...

Did you know " More than half of all catfish species live in the Americas "

Catfish Fact courtesy of 'Wiki'

All the best Jan

Jim said...

A big catfish dinner plate and one turtle for soup in that lake.
..

Margaret said...

I know I'd be cautious around catfish! They are quite the site -

Lynne said...

I am no critique of Haiku . . . but I like all of your poetic creating! Are the catfish swimming in the pond, water near you?

Björn Rudberg said...

the undulating fishes.. love that

Susan Kane said...

This is exquisite..Catfish shed winter...

Catfish is gooood eating. It has a sweet taste, and Mom rolled it in corn meal, cooked in oil. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, I like very much!

proudmommaofgirls said...

Never considered catfish shedding winter but makes complete sense. Love your haiku and pictures of the fishies!

Wolfsrosebud said...

... and can they eat

Susan said...

How do they shed winter? I've never saeen one before so your pics are also great.

Other Mary said...

Yikes! I must admit catfish aren't my favorites; though, I do like you verse.

Ella said...

Nicely, done! Are they yours?

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Gorgeous.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Gorgeous.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Gorgeous.

Susie Clevenger said...

"Undulating shapes of gray" love that! Great haiku

grapeling said...

my 14 year old would be baiting his hook if he saw those fish ~

Vandana Sharma said...

:) Really it takes a poet only to see beauty even in the most unusual spaces:)!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

...and summer found them swimming.

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

goodness, those look like some massive fish.

I think I'll have to do a little research on a Haiku...wouldn't ever admit that I'm not 100% sure what it is (but I do have a general idea.) I may join you on one of these one day.

Susan Anderson said...

And you said you couldn't do haiku??

I beg to differ.

=)

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