Fractures lie still. Toppled rock sinks in vast mud fields.
Divine barbels etch cities and mountains in floating dust.
Heaven breaking naginta wielded in ocean black fins carves
the etched cities from the great white plain, cleaves the
etched mountains from the great open azure. Rectified worlds
bathe in moonlight. Catfish dives under heavens floating bridge.


Image found here:

NaPoWriMo day 30. Of 30. And the best picture humanity has ever conceived.

I might write some thoughts on my NaPoWriMo experience at a later date. Had a lot of fun though. A whole lot of fun. And thank you all who read, liked and commented.



About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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16 Responses to Catfish

  1. Pat Hatt says:

    The cat agrees with the pup haha great imagery you convey, quite awesome at your bay.

  2. claudia says:

    haha..i agree with the cat and the pup as well…love the images…naginta wielded being my fav

  3. zongrik says:

    wow. quite a unique pictures, and I love the words that express your interpretation of this vision

    nano birthing chamber

  4. simonhlilly says:

    Handyman samurai, one cool fish! Congratulations on finishing in style!

  5. Rowan Taw says:

    I really enjoyed your take on the (unusual) image, and I had my vocab extended at the same time (naginta).

  6. Great writing matching up to the picture.

  7. Chazinator says:

    Always a pleasure Robert. I love the idea of writing about catfish!

  8. ManicDdaily says:

    So cool. Many congratulations – love the catfish and the art is superb. I liked the tiger one too – didn’t get to comment. K.

  9. Timoteo says:

    Fellini-esque, and the poem complements the picture quite nicely!

  10. 1emeraldcity says:

    Poem and art perfect together…and i love that you honor the catfish…Also like learning about naginta! Creative and lovely write!

  11. nico says:

    “Rectified worlds bathe in moonlight”–very calming, unifying image, especially up against the images of fracture and cleavage. Nicely done!

  12. interesting, catfish as creator… I like the way the poem and the picture dovetail.

  13. always enjoy visiting here – great place

  14. Rhonda L. Brockmeyer says:

    A Swiss-Army-Catfish perhaps? 🙂 Thank you for you kind visit and thoughts as well.

  15. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …some wonderfully expressed thoughts… liked the last line when catfish dives under heavens floating bridge… smiles…

  16. kkkkaty says:

    What a melding of image and words here…love a tale of a catfish anytime, such an enigma here.

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