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It was my daughter (20 months old), who saw the similarity between aeroplanes at Heathrow airport and fish in a tank.

I think of this poem as a sort of holiday snap.

Heathrow

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse20 May 2014

Tail-fins flit behind
Glass walls

And steeply reveal
Silver beneath.

A small girl points
Inspired, excited

At her shouted discovery:
"Fish! FISH!".