27 June 2006

boys

                Rainbow Fish

                Teck, remember
                when we were kids
                wading barefoot
                in the stream
                behind our home,
                catching rainbow
                fish those small bright
                lights making
                ripples widening
                in the water?
                Now we sit here
                on a rainy day
                over beer and
                peanuts,
                scooping up
                old memories
                in a netful of small
                live colours,
                see how they gasp
                in surprise
                and leap crazily,
                still alive,
                after all this time
                their silver bellies
                still vivid in
                the sun.
posted by Gilbert at Tuesday, June 27, 2006

6 Comments:

Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Still haven't had time to get started on my writing exercise yet, so here's another very old poem instead ...

June 27, 2006  
Blogger mrdes said...

I am glowing with envy - of such wonderful memories, of the friendship and the skill with with you entwined all together with the rainbow fish...thank you again

June 27, 2006  
Blogger dreamer idiot said...

This is lovely...personal yet resonates with anyone who reminisces on younger days.

June 28, 2006  
Blogger The Clown said...

I had to walk many a miles to reach your blog.... I had a piece of paper with a few words scribbled on it... some said it was your address, some said it was the only poem you ever wrote - with it giving birth to all your other poems; yet others said it was your face. I found your space today when, all at once, I accepted everything they said. Smile.

June 29, 2006  
Blogger floots said...

i don't think i've seen it before
beautiful
the fish/memories analogy is wonderfully effective
so simple
so tangible
cheers

June 29, 2006  
Blogger MB said...

their silver bellies
still vivid in
the sun.


I love this detail.

July 18, 2006  

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