Monday, August 17, 2009

Feature: Jim Benz Day 2

a fish bowl

Sky, a fish bowl, a dome
of light, bent
in shapes of death
and life, of silent
dreams or crow
on the wind, clustered

Sky, a fish bowl
wrapped in cotton
muted color
faded, nightfall glimmers
swum in moods
a gentle touch
your lips, your breath

a fish bowl
swimming, swimming
spawning sky
a fish bowl
for nothing, everything

© Jim Benz

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"Fish" by Jen Pezzo

World Fish Bowl by Stephan Anstey


  1. oh so good, this one! and Jen, didn;t know you're such a cool artist! -- Nabina

  2. did JENS fishinspire the poem or did u write the poem and then pick the image?

  3. I wrote the poem years ago, sans picture, but both these images are terrific -- Jim

  4. This sort of looks like a painting Charles, but I was just messing around in photoshop. Stephan's photo actually goes better with Jim's poem methinks.

    And I LOVE this poem Jim. Your writing is gorgeous.