fish in child’s hair ~ ekphrastic poem

Claudia McGill’s Miniscule Illustrations: Transformation includes her pen and brush illustration and says:

This story is my favorite one in the Minuscule book, and when I was very young, almost 60 years ago, a tiny silver fish did swim into my hair on my first visit to the ocean – I was not quite five years old. I clearly remember the incident and the memory is a cherished one for me – almost a magical happening.

Her illustration inspired this poem, which I’ve layered into her art.

fish in child’s hair
planting seed of desire
to be a swimmer

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