I read recently about an exhibition that took place in the summer at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, called ‘Ghost Nets of the Ocean’. It was created by artists from Darnley Island in Australia, and consisted of suspended brightly-coloured sculptures of fish, turtles, squid and jellyfish, all made from ocean debris, including abandoned fishing nets, known as ghost nets.
I got thinking about ghost nets drifting onto rocky reefs and in the open sea. I imagined ghostly fingers squeezing the life out of sea creatures or dragging unsuspecting divers to their deaths.
trees drip burnished leaves
tangled in watery mists
ghost nets of autumn
Kim M. Russell, 2017
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun: Water
Bjorn is our host this Monday and we are writing about water.