Martin O'Neill

Rookie - 12 Points (20-06-1958 / Solihull, Birmingham, England)

Fish Supper In Black And White - Poem by Martin O'Neill

I feel I ought to explain that this is a Trigee poem, two short poems that can stand alone and may also be combined to form a third. I'm not sure of the origin of the style but it's fun to play with.




That's really fresh fish.........................From the deepest ocean
Smells just like a beach.....................Broken shells, seaweed, rocks
Waves breaking on the shore...........From a passing trawler
Leaving behind...................................A trail of destruction
The last of the cod..............................For your supper


Comments about Fish Supper In Black And White by Martin O'Neill

  • Freshman - 640 Points Ruth Walters (3/9/2012 5:42:00 AM)

    that's so clever Martin...it reads down and across (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 20 Points Bianca F. (3/7/2012 12:28:00 PM)

    great imagery, great style, great poem: 3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen Deeks (3/7/2012 9:03:00 AM)

    It is indeed in black and White.. No punches barred, straight as it is... I love the layout of this piece... Gives moments of pause.
    I make you right on the bringing the last of the cod home.. Luckily I'm guilt free yay! I'm terrified of fish so have never eaten the scary little goggle eyed monsters :)
    I do see the serious messages here and understand the seriousness of your message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 431 Points Patti Masterman (3/4/2012 8:04:00 PM)

    Wow, what a tang there is in those lines, hehe.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 56 Points Vijay Sai R (2/16/2012 7:23:00 AM)

    its looking like a picture painted in reality...nicely narrated (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gone Away (3/16/2010 9:19:00 AM)

    Very clever in style and substance. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 1, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 9, 2012


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