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Author Name: Premiumskipinpin 19 Comments
Date Added: August 31, 2008 14:08:37 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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On moss-hemmed pools of prey,
mirrors of water-sky.
Just enjoying my day,
I cast each hand-tied fly,
a particular way.

Water above my knees,
 in subtle hots and colds,
 I feed the Summer breeze,
taunt the wind, try a roll,
in ripples by the leaves,
 I let it lie.

  Fingers swollen with thoughts,
hold my quest for relief. 
Loosen impeding knots,
tie moments few can see.
A many I have caught,
 I let em fly.

Despairing grief appeased,
drown below me, as yet.
Shall I keep or release,
 the beauties I will net,
or let them fly? 

Author's Notes:
No matter what we do we can choose whatever we wish to load or unload daily.
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Comment By: FreeAmy on November 25, 2008 07:51:54 AM Report
This is a gem of a worthy of the Feature Award.

I love nature poems and I love fishing, so it only stands to reason I'd love this poem. :o)

Beautifully written...good job.


Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on November 22, 2008 03:41:41 PM Report
Very interesting methaphors, and it is a very soft and nostalgic piece.. Lovely..
Comment By: FreeFilthy on October 1, 2008 05:11:18 PM Report
A worthy winner of that award. Congrats Raymond.
Comment By: Freenoah count on September 28, 2008 08:19:06 AM Report
Ah, the gamut of fly fishing experiences and feelings.  Big things do come in small packages. 
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 26, 2008 04:03:49 PM Report
Well I see your on a roll I visit your poem page and see awards and you didn't tell me..??
See how you are keeping things from me(( Smiless
 You deserve them my friend...
Texas sends you hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeCathy on September 24, 2008 09:45:54 AM Report
Congratulations on this so deserved award

Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on September 24, 2008 12:12:39 AM Report
I love this write! Penned so well, excellent verse to be featured..

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on September 23, 2008 10:01:45 AM Report
Raymond:  so pleased to see this excellent write receive a Feature Poem Award. Keep up the good writes.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeSteve on September 23, 2008 07:55:44 AM Report
Congratulations on an excellent poem. 
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on September 23, 2008 04:25:02 AM Report
Congrats Ray! Joe
Comment By: FreeRohit Sapra on September 21, 2008 02:34:58 PM Report
This poem is really interesting and the flow is very nice. Enjoyed reading it.
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on September 17, 2008 07:08:30 PM Report
Very well written Raymond, I get two meanings out of this one, and I am sure that was exactly how you intended it.  Henry
Comment By: FreeCathy on September 7, 2008 10:24:37 AM Report
You have used some exceptional imagery here which just painted a clear picture for your reader. Excellent penning, love this everyword of it, a very enjoyable read

Comment By: FreeMISS_VEE on September 6, 2008 08:36:02 PM Report

What a wonderful poem, it's really great. I loved the line "Mirrors of water-sky" it sounds so peaceful.

Thankyou also for reading and commenting on Shadowland, i'm glad you enjoyed it as I have this.


best wishes - VEE x

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on September 6, 2008 05:26:06 PM Report
There is a lot of thought in this. You sound like your mind is at ease except for one tough decision, your last verse. I enjoyed this Ray and thank you for your comment on my piece. Joe
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on September 5, 2008 11:57:22 AM Report

I loved the fly fishing metaphor but I amnot sure what the ending means - is it just thought that you will let fly?


Warm Wishes



Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 31, 2008 08:07:01 PM Report
Sounds like your having yourself a wonderful day doing some fly fishing... Wish I was there I bet the weather was brilliant... with a cool breeze....wait for me ok...
Great poem I so enjoyed it a lot...
 ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeA.P. on August 31, 2008 07:07:06 PM Report
love the metaphors in this, they paint such a great picture in my mind... loved how it came together in this line: "loosen the philosophical knots"...
a great contemplative piece

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on August 31, 2008 02:52:31 PM Report
Loved this philosophical fly Raymond. :o)

Wonderfully metaphored!

"Fingers swollen with thoughts"....brilliant penning. :o)



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