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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I took up this writing challenge from Pictures, Poetry and Prose. I found this wonderful site by reading the offerings of the Bard from OZ, J. Cosmo Newbury. If you haven't stopped in and read his material, you are jilting yourself, but he does request that you visit with a glass of pinot noir in hand (I made that up, but he may adopt it in the future). So with no further ado, I present to you, my interpretation of the photo above, entitled Discovery.


My college professor for freshman English
assigned us the essay, "Look at your Fish".
I was so unprepared, my head he could squish.
To be anywhere else was my only wish

The story involved a scientific pupil once hesitant,
who had to keep reinspecting his droll assignment,
and each day he took up his mind-numbing regiment
he discovered a new symmetry or minute alignment.

I now find it simply amazing and amusing,
that for twenty-five years his insight I've been using.
The lesson which he strived to make so unconfusing,
was for us to be in a constant state of perusing.

Long ago, being the student who had finally caught on
I now look at my "fish" until dusk, from first dawn.


Laura Jayne said...

So thrilled to have you visit and find inspiration from today's photo and prompt. Would love to have you post this on the post at PP&P today too. If you would like to or do in the future, I will add you as a contributor.

You are a wonderful writer as is J. Cosmo, love that we all can connect in this cyberspace. :)

Janie said...

I love it! Glad you're blogging again, Stu!

Jennifer P. said...

good to see you back in the blogging saddle Mr. Pidasso. Thanks for the comment--though I can't believe you didn't know I was single silly! It says so right in my profile :)!

I've read you and checked in on J. Cosmo during writer's workshops as well. I love to hear men thinking out loud---helps to unravel some of the mysteries!

Wishing you the best of luck...and everything else.

Rachael said...

love it! welcome back :)