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A Fisherman's Tale and a Lovely Dance

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Martie
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A Fisherman’s Tale and a Lovely Dance

The dock was splashed
as if with white paint from a modern artist
who threw it in great dollops
and with obvious enjoyment.

Fly artist fly
with your cry that recalls
all my ocean experience,
swoop and snatch this eager fisher’s
bait mid-cast then tussle
twirling in aerobatic bird brawl.

I remember the sun touched my hair
and the boards were scarred and splintered
and all around was lively air
that took my perfect well placed cast, anyway,
and angled it and twisted it just so
around the wooden post where seabird sat
in apparent nonchalance.

This bait was better fish
than any I could perceive in the undulating
murky depth before me, I thought,
and took to tossing it in the air
for free falling seagull catch game
which charmed me more and made the gnarled
man next to me with full bucket, smile.

And so I wild away a day on sun warmed
seagull waste that was so sweet
that I can almost taste the salt air
and hear the music,
for this was a lovely dance.





 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 04-14-2000).]
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I read this and a small movie played in my mind..so vivid were your words! Now, this desert dweller is pining for the ocean!  
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You took me there with your words, Martie! Thank you!

Denise
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3 posted 04-14-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie~
So alive with relaxation
and adventure.
I'd love to spend a day
feeding the seagull and the
pelicans.
Makes me want to head for
the Florida Keys !  Wanna come along?
Love you, gal.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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PDV, Every one of Marties pieces is a small movie

Martie, How wonderful and delightful a scene and thought. You perform magic.
Liz
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5 posted 04-14-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

A truly enjoyable adventure Martie.  If I ever come to California, I expect a fishing trip to the pier.  That Fisherman guy however, no way can he come, I hear he's a fake.  I do totally agree with the one comment, magician you are with the written word.
(If you don't mind, I will avoid the splashes of white dollop however)

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 04-14-2000).]
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You've heard a thousand times that I like your work - so I think I'll start attempting to choose my favorite lines from your poetry... In this poem it's...

"...the sun touched my hair
and the boards were scarred and splintered
and all around was lively air..."

Martie
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PdV--Wow, a small movie, I like it...I love the desert too.

Denise--Thanks and your welcome.

Marge--I'd love to come along--

Liz--thanks for the magic reply

Mike--It's a date!

Nan--What a wonderful compliment, thank you!
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