“Lacquer Prints: Paper Fishes” by Amy Lowell

"Lacquer Prints: Paper Fishes"

The paper carp,

At the end of its long bamboo pole,

Takes the wind into its mouth

And emtis it at its tail.

So is man,

Forever swalling the wind.


Amy Lowell's poem "Paper Fishes" is part of the "Laquer Prints" series published in the 1917 Some Imagist Poets anthology. Follow the links below to read the poem in a digitized version of this publication:


The Modernist Journals Project

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