Today's piece is “Fisherman Spearing a Fish” by John La Farge.
Gorgeous, isn't it? My poem today is simple (though I tried to make it difficult!). I just decided simple was best for this one:
I really wanted the poem to be in the spear's voice, and it is... yet, it can also be read as the fisherman's voice. Isn't it interesting to think that they want the same thing? This way the reader can decide who is speaking. (If I wanted to make it clearly "spear" I think I would need the spear to want the opposite of what the fisherman wants, in order to make it clear. Something to think about in revisions!)
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