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 Post subject: The ContentedAngler
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:46 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:42 am
Posts: 1
Location: Hyderabad
Hello everyone,
There are a lot of great angling stories/poems that have been written. Heres one of my favourites. Lets hear from you guys too.

The Angler hath a jolly life
Who by the rail runs down,
And leaves his business and his wife,
And all the din of town.
The wind down stream is blowing straight,
And nowhere cast can he:
Then lo, he doth but sit and wait
In kindly company.

The miller turns the water off,
Or folk be cutting weed,
While he doth at misfortune scoff,
From every trouble freed.
Or else he waiteth for a rise,
And ne'er a rise may see;
For why, there are not any flies
To bear him company.

Or, if he mark a rising trout,
He straightway is caught up,
And then he takes his flasket out,
And drinks a rousing cup.
Or if a trout he chance to hook,
Weeded and broke is he,
And then he finds a godly book
Instructive company.

 Post subject: Re: The contended angler
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:07 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:40 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Mumbai
Here's my contribution , courtesy Li Yu:

Sprays of wave purpose to make a thousand layers of snow;
Peach and plum trees, wordless, make Spring's cluster.
A bottle of wine,
A rod and reel --
In all the world how few are so well off as I ?

A paddle in Spring's breeze, a leaf-like boat,
A silken line, a slender hook,
Flower-filled islet,
Wine-filled flask --
In the myriad ripples I attain freedom.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:37 am 

Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:03 pm
Posts: 69
I will always be a fisherman.
It's not something I do,
it is who I am.
Fishing is not an escape.
It is where I belong,
where I am supposed to be.
It is not a place,
but a lifelong journey.
It is a passage my father showed me,
and that I will show others.
When you understand all of this,
you will know me,
and we will fish together.

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