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Fishing Poems

Fishing Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about fishing. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for fishing.

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fly fishing, piscary, trawling, trolling, freshwater fishing,

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Premium Member Loyalty and Laughter
Loyalty and Laughter

We gather together as friends. 
We teach other things, 
and share our lives as one. 

Strangers come 
and take pieces
and parts…
leave worms

Not good worms for fishing. 
Not good bugs like ladies or butter…
Just black things that crawl,...Read More
Categories: fishing, analogy, angel, anger, anti bullying, beautiful, betrayal,
Form: Free verse

the healer
The healer

Do you remember the night when?
The floodlight came on as we sat by the riverside?
You said you loved me and I quickly said ditto,
A joke you didn’t appreciate.
 Mosquitoes flew like silent angles through air
In the mimosa night and...Read More
Categories: fishing, allusion, anger, anti bullying, arabic, aubade,
Form: Blank verse
A Rainbow Memory
When my hollow present blows
The dying embers in the heart grate
A fond childish Cinders glows up

The frozen black memory melts past colours,
A sparkle of rainbow recollections,
As I walk up on our trodden pavement
I saw a slash of sea between houses

Thy...Read More
Categories: fishing, appreciation, beauty, childhood, depression, emotions, fantasy, growing
Form: Free verse
Marinated Rabbit Stew
I went fishing with my brother Ron, and a bloke named Tommy Grace.
We had camped along the Tarago where we could fish on Harvey's place.
Ron brought along his rabbit traps; he don't like fishing much you see,
and kept 'yapping' all...Read More
Categories: fishing, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Hast Thou
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?

“Why Hast thou”?
My unripe hairy-brain makes its claim
to be the image of its Father.

My vision today 
could turn a green leaf brown, 
or scorn itself, seeing only 
the thoughts that feed it.

Forsaken… The melodrama is delicious.
Why? ...Read More
Categories: fishing, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Warmth
What but ‘warmth’ speaks of ‘love’ to a child, to the aged,
Warmth all poems convey (that get launched from tome’s heart?)
I pray love gets displayed, found in stranger filled room
That you aren’t fishing for when it leaps (getting caught
In sun’s...Read More
Categories: fishing, journey, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
The Lost Traveller
Out in the woods ,
a traveller there stood ,
so alone and thirsty 
with not a bit of food .

I took my hands out 
perhaps so I could reach him .
And with almost no doubt
of what could probably patch him .

So...Read More
Categories: fishing, sin,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Tim McGraw
( Tim McGraw )

He is my favorite artist, country singing with some class
He goes above and beyond, his music is hard to pass
Each song has a meaning, a lot are about his life
His music goes into overdrive, when he`s singing...Read More
Categories: fishing, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good Night Face
Let me describe to face, how I look 
Taken from my photo...on the face of my book
I have one crooked eye brow...the one on the right 
It grew back that way...when I shaved it one night
The wrinkles...Read More
Categories: fishing, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Seaside Setting
Squalling seagulls sip the morning sunshine,
Disturbing the tranquility below,
Where ripples break the surface of the brine;
Some fishing boats complete the day's tableau.

Disturbing the tranquility below,
The noisy gulls dive down towards the sea,
Some fishing boats complete the day's tableau
In typical summer...Read More
Categories: bird, boat, fishing, flying, sea, sunshine,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member You're Mine
Guilty I voiced my plea
Whilst the fishies looked at me
There he stood-pleased and grinning;
Disregard of what was sinning

Guilty I yelled again;
Affirmation for the man
My heart you stole for I stole yours;
Exchange of hearts with distant shores…

The tide rolled in and...Read More
Categories: fishing, betrayal, funny love, love, lust, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Wife
My Wife

She is gone, 
and I thought my life over. 
She would be so mad at me. 
It is not, fair. 

There are things yet to be done. 
I need to go fishing, 
and teach someone…(small)
I need to volunteer to...Read More
Categories: fishing, anger, chocolate, death, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Great White
pulled from inky depths
aquatic beast of nightmares
not mine to destroy
...Read More
Categories: fishing,
Form: Haiku
I Never Danced the Tango
“I Never Danced The Tango”

I have more than a few
Regrets in life…

I wish I’d loved my children…
Much more,
Much longer,
Much stronger.

I would wish to be
Much wiser,
Much gentler,
Much more compassionate.

I have worked on my failings
With some success, 
And forgave myself
For what I...Read More
Categories: fishing, dance, life, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Alpha
Wolves travel in packs, a few
Represented by an alpha male who
Is always leading the pack to a greater good
Where they can find food and shelter
With a chance of surviving the forest’s greed
For taking them on a journey to the realms
Of...Read More
Categories: fishing, animal, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What is his name
The party’s going well, the drinks are flowing fast,
When someone saunters over from my long and distant past.
‘Hello’ I say sheepishly, for his name I do not know,
Is it Frank or maybe Steve? I hope it doesn’t show. 

‘Where are...Read More
Categories: fishing, humorous, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Early registration! Determination in his eyes , off we go to the land of isolation and independence.

It is what l asked for all my young life , now that it is here....l can't take it , l was warned that...Read More
Categories: fishing, 11th grade, 12th grade, birth, blessing, blue,
Form: Free verse
Less each year
ancient wooden boats
gnarled hands slowly pull worn nets
smaller catch each year
...Read More
Categories: fishing, boat,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member To Much Love CONTEST
The word Love has been tainted
I love your dress
I love your new fishing boat
I love that new color of paint

Mankind cannot love physical things
Love is heart felt for all Nature
Not mans creations
The answer lies in the heart

I love your eyes
I...Read More
Categories: fishing, love,
Form: Free verse
Searching for a Fishing Pier
Searching for a Fishing Pier

We were searching for a fishing pier;
One which had been  nice and near;
Would intend;
Reach the end;
Towards it my boat started to steer.

Jim Horn

Add your age to date of birth. It
will total 2019. This only happens...Read More
Categories: fishing, allegory, analogy,
Form: I do not know?
The Radio

I hear bird like voices in his kitchen.
Imagine gulls nesting on counter-tops.

He's gone to Wisconsin
for the ice-fishing
but his radio plays on.

Sounds are snowing in his apartment,
melting ice puddles slosh.

Today, fish-bubbles surface
on frosted windows.

The radio paddles around -
squawks on.

...Read More
Categories: fishing, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ready

A camera, the battery, charger and film…(what is that?)
A flashlight, lighter, matches and something to burn. 
A bag, a flag, a blanket, and comfort to sleep.
A favorite pillow, and bear, “yes you can bring him”. 

The telephone the charger, maybe...Read More
Categories: fishing, 12th grade, celebration, cute love, dream, humorous,
Form: Narrative
Red Tide
Red Tide

Great day at the beach – a swim and hot sun
Supposed to be a lot of fun.

Yes, the sand was worm and soft
But, noticed everyone had a small cough.

I stepped into the water
With my son and daughter.

But saw a...Read More
Categories: beach, death, fish, fishing, ocean, red, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Creating Romance
Romance can be tricky for it’s not all the same
Flowers and candy are old school
Think of romance as a game but you better know her rules
Romance is not always created at a restaurant or movie

It starts by knowing what’s in...Read More
Categories: fishing, romance,
Form: Free verse
Dietitian Jargon
If it smells good and tastes good, I will be munching
Eating is not about caloric number crunching
My taste bud is the judge and not the dietitian
Water, oil and heat there is no complication

Vegans have turned me into a carnivore
Better run,...Read More
Categories: feelings, fish, fishing, food, fruit, fun, giggle,
Form: Lyric