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Time and Tide Bell ~ 200Fish

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 #186 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus ~ Jo Mortimer

Fish #186 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus ~ Jo Mortimer


Atlantic Bluefin

There's a tear underwater, shadows
breaking loose. Blue on blue.

School's out and tuna
are on the move.
Each a weightless heft
of muscle and bone.
Eyes flush to skin,
retractable fins.
Bullet-shaped torpedoes
fired by the machinery
of stars and moon.
Blood banging in their head
as they sense shoals
of mackerel and herring.

Shifting up a gear they become
a blur in their fragile world.

Paul Mortimer


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