Fishing

A sturdy khaki coloured seat tackle box contains multicoloured
fishing beads, hooks, swivels and bait,
on a calm day with nebulous smoke white mist lightly resting on
the water, the tranquil scene captivates,

 on a favoured fishing perch over transient water, a kingfisher’s 
fleeting iridescence in characteristic pose,
focused, watching crystalline water flowing over coloured cobbles 
for the glint of darting silver minnows.

A verdant river bank covered in flowering vibrant yellow buttercups
 next to a field of grazing cows,
enjoying the peace and dappled shade of chartreuse green leaves on 
 mature oak tree boughs,
still fishing a sedate meandering river in summer with slender rod 
   resting and keep net to the side,
candescent sunlight tints the river’s dark obsidian water with silver  
ripples as to destinations unknown it glides.

The elegant arching of the rod and the clean whipping sound of the line 
  as it soars past overhead,
before gracefully landing and being carried in the transitory currents 
of the wide shallow river bed,
standing in a pellucid gently flowing stream in tall olive green waders 
and muted patterned tweeds,
an intimate knowledge of the fish, local area and fly fishing expertise 
are required if you are to succeed.

The distinctive whirring sound of the reel’s circular spool discharging 
when casting into turbulent pewter grey sea,
 standing on a sloping beach’s receding drying wave shallows, the tidal 
    water dictating where to be,
fishing a quiet lake enjoying the peaceful silence before nature wakens 
on a clear spring morn,
 the radiant golden orb of sunrise appears above the shadowed ebony horizon,
 lighting the day, just before dawn.

Happy Birthday Matt love from Zara
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A poem can be a thoughtful gift for a birthday, anniversary, retirement or thank you for a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of fishing.
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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PAPER SCROLL & PRESENTATION BOX – Printed on 100gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box.                      
  

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In the unlikely event that a poem contains an error or is damaged during delivery, I will happily replace it if photographic proof is provided of the problem.
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Paper Scroll & Box £24.95

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