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A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #98 Atlantic Saury Scomberesox saurus ~ Ingo Wilhelm

Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

For Sale

The Atlantic Saury

Needlefish, they call us
Needlenose, we sometimes hear
And yet, they do not know our numbers

We don't see them often
Out in their trawlers
Heard stories, but we don't live long to tell

Travelling - Our life
Temperature forces us

Wintertime, we wander
Morocco to Israel,
The Mediterranean, how swell

Summertime, we wander
Canada to Iceland,
Scotland to the Baltic

We grow fast, swim fast,
Populate along

Sometimes, we wonder
What might be further North
Up in the cold land

We heard they also like to roam
Travelling where it's warm
Populate a new home

Might see them soon in the North,
Migrating from the South

Like us,
Gregarious

Though frugal is our nature
Zooplankton, fish eggs or larvae
Basics satisfy our need

Needn't go deep
Under the surface we stay
To see the sky, we sometimes leap

The depths are dangerous
Enemies await

Beware of the tuna, as he is bad
The squid, you need to rid
And don't trust the dolphin

We shall go on wander
In large school number
In our shiny silver skin

Wherever temperature takes us
Warmer and warmer
Wherever they decide for us

© 2018 Ingo Wilhelm, all rights reserved


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