I have some lines from my dad's favourite poem, but they’re jumbled as he was 94. The lines may not be in the correct order. He couldn’t remember the writer, and several internet searches have not helped, except they landed me here. We’d like to find it so we can read it at his remembrance service after covid. Here’s the lines I have:
Today I saw 10,000 fish observing me with solemn eyes. In the aquarium.
And fish that floating on the tide transparent show their whole inside. Not Ray fish these but should you wish they may be termed the X-ray fish
The salamander whose sole desire to be an axolotl fills its bosom with (?)exotic thrills
His life's ambition forced to throttle
It still remains an axolotl