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sunday fishing

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sunday fishing

Sunday Fishing 
In a tranquil inlet a boathouse pained red, a wooden pier 
with steps and a rowboat, tied to the pier. The sea is clear 
as spring water off a mountain fount, but at the bottom
a woman on her back, eyes wide open, around her neck 
a heavy iron chain. Her long skirt moves with the tide like 
Brown seaweed and her legs are white as a bride´s dress. 
The sea darkens a rain shower passes over, then it stops
and there is Sunday calm. A man in sou'wester appears,
carrying a plastic bucket, he jumps aboard the boat, casts
off, rows to the bay and begins fishing.
When returning it is getting dark, the bucket is full of fish  
 He secure the boat, before leaving he lights a flashlight
to see if he has forgotten anything in the boat, then walks 
home; and there is calm in the inlet  


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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Jan - You've painted another oil, Vincent, in vivid color and stroke. I learned two new words - sou'wester and Namaste. Not a good reason to be looking up at the bottom of a boat. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 3/27/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:51:00 AM
    Jan, I like the description and the contrast in this write. Namaste. Rick

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 3/27/2013 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Rick