Sunday, February 28, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt Week Three

Willow has provided her weekly photo prompt.  I was a bit stumped, or weighted down, if you will by this one!  So after a couple of days I wrote the following poem (almost a limerick) just for fun.  Thanks again, Willow!

the fisherman 



in a rusted toolbox lay a weight,
ringlet empty, pitted face. 

just one kilo lump I found, 
two point two it gave in pounds. 

neatly tied on nylon line
I cast it heavy just one time.

splashing loudly in the lake 
the too too heavy leaded weight 

sank more quickly than I could wish, 
broke the line 
and killed 
a fish! 


Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo courtesy of "Willow" from Magpie Tales blog. 

12 comments:

  1. When I started reading your piece, I thought to myself, "Hey, this is going to be too heavy for a fishing line weight". Giggles. But I see you knew that. Delightful, Rick!

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  2. PS~ I thought you might recognize this weight as Chinese. It came from Nanjing!

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  3. lol. fun poem...lets hope the fish floats to the top so you can say you caught something. smiles. great magpie!

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  4. Yes!
    i skipped stones across the lake and saw you there..
    applause...applause...

    well not for the dead fish... :)

    http://adivashammer.com/archives/26

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  5. *chuckle* an adorable poem!

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  6. Poor fishy! Poor fisherman too. A broken line and no dinner either.

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  7. you are a clever man
    loved the couplets
    and the line breaks rushing us
    to a good laugh

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  8. Poor fish! It looks doomed any which way it turns.

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  9. Ha! Wasn't just the fish that got hit over the head with that last line!

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