Blind-Born Fish

Feb 19, 2017

pexels-photoIf I were a blind-born fish
Pale and listless on deep sea cliff,
Never to know the heat of sun
Nor the thin white feel of day,
I could never dream of that called warm
Nor vision a heat-scorched sand.

I see in this colored day
While sitting in filtered noontime sun,
A world all full of blindedness.
With sight of all I know,
Like the blind-born fish on deep sea cliff
Content in the wonder of sightless day.


—Marlene Hitt





Marlene Hitt will be one of four distinguished poets and Laureates to read and discuss work at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse in La Cañada on Sunday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Thelma Reyna and her local Golden Foothills Press.

Hitt was the first Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, 1999-2001. Moonrise Press published her poetry book “Clocks and Water Drops” in 2015. Get to know more about Marlene, “The Sunland Rose”, through an interview by Kathabela Wilson at


Marlene Hitt; photo by Lloyd Hitt

Marlene Hitt; photo by Lloyd Hitt







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