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Ocean Neighbourhood

Ocean Neighbourhood

Cuttlefish, Brittle Star, Bull Shark and Conch
Blowfish and Electric Eels
Grey Whales and Dogfish Sharks, Gastropods, Clams
Jellyfish, Orcas and Seals

Purple Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars and Squid
Octopus, Tuna and Sponge
Walrus and Angelfish, Right Whales and Blue
Nurse Sharks and Makos that lunge

Sea horses, Corals, Crustaceans and Krill
Man-of-War, Mollusks — I wish
Dugong my neighbor and Narwhal my friend . . .
Oh, if I only were fish!

© Violet Nesdoly


Poetry Friday LogoWe only have to watch a few underwater videos or movies like Nemo to realize that an ocean neighbourhood is  not nearly as friendly or safe as this poem (a repost from February 2011)  would imply. But we can pretend, can’t we!

This poem is part of Poetry Friday hosted today by Laura at  Author Amok.

11 thoughts on “Ocean Neighbourhood”

    1. Thanks so much, Myra and Iza. And Congratulations on your book coming out on Tuesday, Iza! How exciting is that!! I read that your book Itsy Bitsy Spider sold over 1 million copies! May Miss Muffett do as well.


    1. Mary Lee, what a great name for it: “chant.” As for the site, yes, I picked a different template and added my own background image a little while ago. Once I started putting up poetry book reviews, I felt reading so much white-on-black text was hard on the eyes. (Many website designers say not to use white on black for reading, though it sure makes photos pop!)


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