Saturday, August 13, 2016

Can fish understand human music?

Dr Abe V Rotor
Author plays the violin before a home aquarium of Oscar fish.  

I touch your senses with the violin
     in a variety of tune and melody; 
I touch your world, and yours with mine,
     together we make a fantasy.

I wonder what song you sing in water
     if ever heard outside your realm;
the bleating lamb in Beethoven's ear,
     thunder and the bubbling stream.

Do you  also sing a Brahms's lullaby
     or San Pedro's Ugoy sa Duyan?
March with Mendelssohn's graduation, 
     for real or just for the fun?  

My fish do not answer, they are dumb;
     or I can't hear and understand;
for worlds apart we are, sea and land
     across a thin transparent sand. ~

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