E is for Eel

E is for Eel  Three poems from the deep...

Like a
Ribbon swims
In the deep sea
With its sharp-toothed mouth
And strong jaws viciously
Snaring and pulling in prey
To satisfy its voracious
And never ending appetite for
A "fresh from the ocean" seafood platter.

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith

Tagxedo Theme: Either Way
Font: Euphorigenic
Poem form: Etheree - A growing poem of 1, 2, 3...10 syllables per line.
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An eel acrostic next:

Eater of other fish
Living in dark waters

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
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This is just a poem that I wrote, using the two line rhyme and then a single word that can be used as the last word of the phrase before it or the beginning word of the phrase after it.  The first line is also the last line.  
I think I shall name it,  a "Double Dipper" poem format.  That seems appropriate.  This poem format doesn't begin with an E then, but that just can't be helped.  Unless anyone else has an idea...

If I Were an Eel

If I were an eel
I'd swim and sleep
In the deep
Waters would keep
Me hidden in steep
Crevices where I
Would wait to spy
A little fish swimming by
Becoming my next meal
As I dart out to steal
The passerby who
Will no longer do
Little delectable fish
Would become my dish
If I were an eel.

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
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For your information...
Where have all the eels gone? Gulf of Maine and the American eel information is here.
An electric eel is not really an eel.  Find out more here.
Need information about eels? Start here.
Want to see pictures of eels?  Click here.


  1. The 'double-dipper' is so complex, Donna. I love that you can really enter at any one-word point. And your other poems are some I wish I'd had on Monday, teaching a non-fiction poetry lesson. They incorporate eel-ness very well, and show the variety of attention that can be paid. Very nice to see all the work you did! I love watching eels at aquariums, the way they move is fascinating.

  2. Nice post! I came across your blog via the A-Z Challenge. I now follow you and would love for you to check out my blog over at http://yadinbromberg.blogspot.com

    Thanks and good luck with the A-Z Challenge!

  3. You know, when we get all finished with this a to z thing, you should collect all of these up and publish them.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Andrew! Maybe I'll go for it...(tremble, tremble)

  4. Adore poetry! Bonus it's National Poetry Month! Maybe I'll do poems next challenge.

    I'm a new follower!
    Happy Challenge!

    1. Welcome! I'm so glad you love poetry, too. Isn't it fun?!? I'll pop on over to your site in a little bit!

  5. I second Andrew. Your poem has a nice rhythm to it.

    1. Thanks, Rena! I'm hoping maybe to put them together in a book. Never did that before, but maybe it's time??

  6. I never knew there were so many different types of poems. Job well done.

    1. Oh, and there are ever so many more!!! And I'm making up some of my own now.


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