today’s doodle – more fish!

black perch

Busy, busy this summer! Anyway, here’s a doodle for your viewing pleasure – I guess I’m in a fishy mood… This is a black perch – which name seems curious since – it isn’t black!

By-the-way, did you know – yin-yang is cute?? Well, I’m sure you’ll think so after you check out the picture!

UPDATE: From the comments for a cute poem that goes – dare I say – swimmingly with the picture! Tom Radcliffe (c) 2010

A perch may perch on perch of rock
while far above a Lesser Scaup
might dip its feet in the briny deep
where far below the fishes sleep!

A perch may think the deepest thoughts:
Why is it “black” when it’s clearly not?
But a scaup knows all and more besides:
the secret succulence of tides,
the mysteries of the land and air,
it knows them all but will not share.

Which leaves the perch to perch in peace
to contemplate catch and release
or meditate with empty mind:
who knows what answers it might find!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

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7 Responses to “today’s doodle – more fish!”

  1. Beautiful orange touches!

  2. A perch may perch on perch of rock
    while far above a Lesser Scaup
    might dip its feet in the briny deep
    where far below the fishes sleep!

    A perch may think the deepest thoughts:
    Why is it “black” when it’s clearly not?
    But a scaup knows all and more besides:
    the secret succulence of tides,
    the mysteries of the land and air,
    it knows them all but will not share.

    Which leaves the perch to perch in peace
    to contemplate catch and release
    or meditate with empty mind:
    who knows what answers it might find!

    🙂

  3. I have been missing reading your poetry, Tom!

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