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Anti-Poem

Obviously, song came before speech
and moans came before song.
Whales sing refrains and antiphons,
compose sonatas.

Darwin thought that certain fish designed their own eyes;
researchers report that the planet's remaining fish not only
like but can also recognise
the less-commercial human music.

[Perhaps a line here ending with 'status'...]
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Elizabeth Diller 09 May 2006

The whole thing is great. All witt and smarts. Something about fish these days...they get under your skin.

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Seán O' Muiriosa 25 April 2006

'I both fear and pity people who think they are better than cod' For some reason this line just sounds hilarious to me! Great line. Seán

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