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Gone Fishing

Gon’ fish today 
Dog days drawn’ near
As Ajay -- trout’s
In open air,
Sitting on the bank without a care…

It rains at last
I see bass – must
Caste in my lines;
Hooks are fine -- bet
I‘ll, catch enough big mouthed bass for supper, yet


YA DU Form: Each stanza - there should not be more than three of them - has 5 lines, of 
which the first four have 4 syllables each, and the last can have 5, 7, 9 or 11. The last two 
lines rhyme in the conventional way. There is climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3 and 2 of  
the first 3 lines

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  1. Date: 11/29/2010 10:57:00 PM

    I have not been fishing for a long time,,I have no time for it right now maybe after I retire,,this indeed a interesting form for sure,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 4:06:00 PM

    I went fishing again the other day. I hadn't gone for a while. People fish at Coney Island and at Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn. Thanks for reminding me of when I went fishing with my father in Vermont(many years ago) Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 9:59:00 AM

    Beautiful day for fishing, awesome verse, Sincerely Moses THANKS SO MUCH FOR GRACIOUS COMMENT, ALWAY APPRECIATED

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 4:49:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry with us Adell. I wish you the best in your future writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol