They started at the break of day
For happy day of fun.
Each hoped to catch a mess of fish
Before the day was done.
They hurried to remembered spot
Where they'd had past success,
To cast their bait from a high wall,
With some skill, more or less.
These siblings wanted to surprise
Their unsuspecting mom.
The sweet, young miss was Eloise, (Ell-o-wise)
Her brothers Jack and Tom.
At first the fish refused to bite,
But these three persevered.
And each went home with their fair share
Before sun disappeared.
For Edmund Blair Leighton contest
Copyright © Joyce Johnson