Fishing Trip, a poem …. and your Wednesday Writing Prompt


Good things come to those who bait.

We left before any glimpse of a daffodil sunrise,
meandering off to the bay on the wisp of a dare
The vessel reeked of years at sea, but we boarded,
kept company with philistines and fishing rods,
sights set on a sun-sparked lime-green ocean where
the contents of our untrained stomachs made chum
The boat splashed its way, cold christening us with
salt water spray; feckless, we spun our reels, chance
landing four fat salmon, legal limit, beginner’s luck

© 2011, Jamie Dedes, all rights reserved; Photo courtesy of Junior Libby, PublicDomainPictures. com


Beginner’s luck may be a rare thing but it does happen and it is often worth memorializing in poetry, sometimes if only for the humor of the occasion. Tell us about your own experience of beginner’s luck. Leave your poem/s or a link to it/them in the comments section below. All poems shared on theme will be published here next Tuesday. You are encourage to join in not matter the status of your career: novice, emerging or pro. You have until Monday evening, April 30 at 8:00 pm PDT to respond.

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