How To Catch A Fish In The Solent

Aim to reach the hot walls before dawn

to bid the moon farewell and greet the sun,

salute the sailors on their morning run.

Then wave your arms at islanders upon

the St Helen. As soon as she is gone

unpack your bag, your tea and Belgian bun

to keep you sated till your work is done.

This fishing lark is quite a marathon!

Then once you're fed and watered get your rod

and take a gentle stroll up to the pier,

don't worry if you feel a little odd -

the other fishing folk are friendly here.

Explain that even though your technique's flawed

Your cool bag is, in fact, filled up with beer.

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Sun 15th Oct 2017 13:11

I love this Helen. Right up my street ... #GoesOffToPackBagWithBunsAndBeer : )

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Helen Elliott

Fri 13th Oct 2017 15:13

Thank you all for your lovely responses to this poem.
It's really made my day ?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 12th Oct 2017 14:46

I popped back to read this again. And realized the rhyming was so good it just carried the whole poem with it, without effort. Influential but unobtrusive. That is real talent!

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Wed 11th Oct 2017 21:59

Fine and uplifting ; I like the idea that it's presented like one of those simple guide books and catches the flavour of small venturings Helen.


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Martin Elder

Wed 11th Oct 2017 19:59

This is indeed a lovely sunny poem Helen in more ways than one. It bounces along at it's own pace and I love the last line. I also rather like Belgian buns !
I shall look forward to reading more in future

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David Blake

Wed 11th Oct 2017 16:44

I like this Helen. It made me smile.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 11th Oct 2017 13:34

Delightful! In concept and execution! So easy and relaxed.

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Greg Freeman

Wed 11th Oct 2017 12:31

The title hooked me! And it's a lovely poem, too. Full of joy.

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