Re: NANFA-L-- Please vote for the best Haiku

Joshua L. Wiegert (JLW at
Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:54:36 -0400

Gentle Bowfin
Mistaken Identity
Killed as snakehead.

As the spring rain falls
Salamanders awake
Crawl to vernal pools

As the spring rain falls
Diapuse ending for the
Hidden buried eggs

They're three. :)

The one on snakeheads is intended as a single long one. :-p Quoted below.


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Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been discontinued. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= > *** > As the spring rain falls > Dogue Creek Snakeheads crawl upstream > Caught for a bounty > *** > Slithering Channa > Among the native cyprinids > Devour the Potomac > *** > Big teeth, swims on land > Thousands so near Capital > They are here to stay > *** > But, it is DC > Politicians, Lawyers > One more slimy thing > *** > Congress fights, bickers > Endangered Species Act torn > What an awful waste > *** > Other problems loom > Asian carp leap into boats > Knock down man, bring doom > *** > Eat all the plankton > Filter water clear, no food > For mussels, young fish > *** > Water plants grow > Eurasian Water Milfoil > Hyacinth and more > *** > Block our waterway > Grow fast, kill our plants and fish > No one cares, they stay > *** > No big teeth on these > Cannot crawl overland, breath air > SciFi, no movie. > *** > No one cares unless > Monsters of the deep be made > Or a bounty paid > *** > They are here to stay > Exotic species every > place we look and find > *** > Too little funds and > Too few studies done to know > How their spread to slow /----------------------------------------------------------------------- / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes / Association (NANFA). Comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of NANFA. For more information about NANFA, / visit Please make sure all posts to nanfa-l are / consistent with the guidelines as per / To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get / help, visit the NANFA email list home page and archive at /