The Poetry Bar

An Ode to a Fish slice

Oh noble utensil
Rescuer of the friday night supper
As the chips cook under the lights under the grill
Note as you look after your charge
Guiding it around so its batter armour doesn’t break
Even your fellow utensils on the range know – this takes patience.
And when its time for the king of the cod to
Meet up with his army of
Brilliantly browned potatoes
Every precaution is taken to
Rest his majesty into the protection of his soldiers

I’m a poet who hails from Salford , England.  Home to James Joule , LS Lowry and Humphrey Booth – and plenty of other scientists and artists.  These great men have provided me with lots of inspiration in my writing.  I also get inspiration from the countries i visit and events i volunteer at…currently part of the volunteer squad of the Imperial War Museum (North) where i help out in the galleries….you can find me at or

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