NANFA-L-- National Fish and Haiku!

Brian J. Torreano (headdarter at
Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:48:24 -0500 (CDT)

I have to admit, when you started the whole fish-haiku thing, I was
kind-of skeptical. But now I'm totally hooked! Please find below
some of my haikus about the national fish contest and some random

*---- My National Fish Haikus: ----

My Rainbow Darter,
Vying for national fish,
Will you beat Bowfin?

Bowfin, a fish "dog".
You eat all that is in sight.
Can fame escape you?

Cyprinid minnow!
Pick one? How can it be done?
All are so lovely!

Pumpkinseed sunfish!
Protuberant or hump-backed?
National beauty?

Oncorhynchus fish.
A wild river you call home;
Or, at least, your young!

American flag,
A fish reflects your color!
And eats algae too?

*---- Random Haiku-ings?? ----

Wisconsin grows cold
Fish retreat to murky depths
To be caught no more

A net in my trunk
You want to seine the water
Should I let you out?

A frozen seine net.
I pull you from the water.
What was I thinking?


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