Learn More

Orlando Belo

Rookie - 93 Points (Derby, England)

A Fishy Tale


A Japanese gentleman in Tokyo
kept koi carp in an outdoor pond.
They all had beautiful colourings
and they grew to be incredibly long.

At sunrise one Monday morning
he noticed something quite odd.
Two of the fish appeared to be different
and were kissing by a leafy pod.

At first he couldn’t believe what he was seeing,
but both had a human face.
They were blowing bubbles as they were talking
and what they said was out of place.

They spoke of their dreams and aspirations,
and a new life in a larger pond.
The very next day the land became flooded,
as though someone waved a magic wand.

Submitted: Sunday, April 03, 2011
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Fishy Tale by Orlando Belo )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  6. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. A Life-Lesson, James Whitcomb Riley

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Understanding The Bodo Culture, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Each Day With You KP, Michael P. McParland
  3. Where there is truth and love, gajanan mishra
  4. Each Day 2, Michael P. McParland
  5. Dreams to Follow, Peter S. Quinn
  6. Each Day, Michael P. McParland
  7. Leprechauns in Pop's Fedora, Donal Mahoney
  8. Dreamt Of You 4, Michael P. McParland
  9. Dreamt Of You 3, Michael P. McParland
  10. Search of quest, hasmukh amathalal
[Hata Bildir]