Monday, June 6, 2011

The Silver Fish

by Shel Silverstein

While fishing in the blue lagoon
I caught a lovely silver fish,
And he spoke to me, "My boy," quoth he,
"Please set me free and I'll grant your wish...

A kingdom of wisdom? A palace of gold?
Or all the goodies your fancies can hold?"
So I said, "OK," and I threw him free,
And he swam away and he laughed at me
Whispering my foolish wish
Into a silent sea.

Today I caught that fish again,
That lovely silver prince of fishes,
And once again he offered me—
If I would only set him free—
Any one of a number of wonderful wishes...

He was delicious!

Un-delicious fishes here.

1 comment:

  1. Love Silverstein and LOVE these asymmetrical earrings. The colors are so cool and calm for summer, and are very, very delicious to see! Thanks