A Fisherman's Sonnet

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I may have got a little carried away here. Firstly with it being Shakespeare’s 400th birthday I felt it only right that I write a Shakespearian Sonnet. I had to look up the format and it is challenging.
Then to add to the challenge I wanted to enter Irish Wolf Hounds Challenge, thus needing to enter into the poem part of a sentence from chapter 9 of her 'Shadows in Shadows' (very good it is too) I used "running cold rivers"
And then I had this mad idea of alliterating the poem too!

I think I managed it.
Here is the link for those mad enough to try too
http://www.ehow.com/how_3335_write-sonnet.html

The Fisherman’s Sonnet

Pike pillage slow slack waters where Roach head

Dace dance, shimmering shoals in numbers safe

Silver slips like shillings on gravel bed

Eagle eyedHeron inshallow brooks pace

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Elusive Eels migrate in murk unseen

Chub chase fry and with muscled trout compete

Rainbows race and mirror glint, backs of green

Dorsals duel beneath stricken Mayfly treat

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Broad beamed Bream in deeper waters they stay

Giant girths like subaquatic moons flash

Existence exposed by a bright sunny ray

Crucian carp cruse out of reach roll and splash

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Rippled running cold rivers amble and flow

Kindred Kingfishers and I love to go

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By Dibs


Submitted: April 22, 2012

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Mike Stevens

I know I made the right decision to stay as far away as I can from sonnets; it is excellent and complex, neither of which applies to me!

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 9:27pm

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I wouldn't say that Mike. But thanks all the same. it's nice to have got a read before I hit the sack. I have been toying with this little piece all day one way or another.

Dibs

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 2:35pm

Wilbur

You've found a medium that so fits what understanding I've divined of your spirit - just a lovely read: silver slips..existence exposed..rainbows race..crucian carp cruise. Took me to a simpler quieter sunlit place of silent life and movement. Just a fine piece, Dibs. I so enjoyed that read... More, please.
All best, Connie

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 9:57pm

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Connie, the please is all mine. I enjoyed the challenge

It's St George's Day today. I wish I had had time to write a sonnet for that. But alas I only thought of it this morning and a little matter of work is going to get in the way of the more noble things in life.

Warmly yours

Dibs

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 11:23pm

attanasio

Sounds like a fishy story to me! I tried to read it out loud and slow like Richard Burton! It works for me. It do like the sonet rhyme scheme. My wife went OHH and AHH as I read aloud, you we both have to be counted as liking it!

Mon, April 23rd, 2012 3:46am

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Thank you so much Joe. And hello Mrs A. I have made one small change since you read it. funny I read it dozens of times yesterday before publishing it. This morning I read it again and immidiately kicked myself. I put a Stork in it, Well unless I intended it to be set in Portugal or Spain, which I didn't, I couldn't have a Stork. Our Crane type bird in Blighty is called a Heron. So I swapped names and dropped the 'the' as each line can only have 10 syllables.

Anyways

Thanks

Dibs

Sun, April 22nd, 2012 11:33pm

moonphish

that went swimmingly....fishing is a slow love dance (although perhaps a watusi to the fish) and you captured it wonderfully

Tue, April 24th, 2012 9:21pm

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Thank you for 'casting' your eye over my sonnet attempt. To be honest I think I am 'hooked' on them now

Dibs

Tue, April 24th, 2012 11:29pm

Irish wolf hound

A wonderful poem, very complexe and well writen! Well done. Stay posted for results on 1st of may! Good luck! :)

Tue, April 24th, 2012 11:07pm

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Thank you Irish', Really thank you for the challange and providing the acorn to grow from

Dibs

Tue, April 24th, 2012 11:34pm

annat2again

a poem to be read and each line savoured. Rich and wonderful.

Thu, April 26th, 2012 5:50am

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Thank you Anna.

Thu, April 26th, 2012 1:34pm

Insane Membrane

Oh well done ... loved this it sounded perfect and made me want to get out my fishing rod :-) very clever work indeed

Sat, April 28th, 2012 10:39pm

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Thanks Insane, I wanted to write a sonnet and a walk along the banks of the Avon gave me the insperation. Not that I saw any fish, but I know they are there.

Dibs

Sun, April 29th, 2012 1:06am

Irish wolf hound

Congratulations! You are in 2nd place. Thank you so much for entering, your sonnet was brilliant. Keep up the excellant work! Please let me know what you would like me to read etc. Thanks :D

Tue, May 1st, 2012 7:44am

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Wow, Shakespearian sonnet! I thought it would have you young’uns running for the hills, so to say I am surprised is an understatement. Thank you so much!

What to read? Poems or a novel. Well I haven't written a novel but I do write short stories

How about 1 short story and 2 poems?

A wish away. (short story) I’m fairly certain you will find it an enjoyable read

Blankets (a poem, near to my heart)

Picasso Piglets (just for fun)

of course your welcome to keep reading. It's nice to see that little orange comment box when log in isn't it

Thank you for the challenge

Dibs

Tue, May 1st, 2012 1:01pm

Aleauea

Congratulations on getting second in the comp :) This is brilliant :)

Tue, May 1st, 2012 7:55am

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Aleauea, Thank you. I enjoyed the double challenge of the comp and writing a sonnet

Dibs

Tue, May 1st, 2012 1:20pm

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