Thursday, October 10, 2013

Skyfishing



I call in 
not going to work today,
I'm going fishing instead


To where the sky opens 
Blue, clear & opulent
I hook the worms
Lilies are blooming feathers    
I cast the rod 
Wind blasts a million jellyfish  
I stoop, tugging extra string 

I catch 
a man wearing a business suit
& clouds 
laugh along with me


Posted for: Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Writing from the point of view of the animal & place -  Hosted by Peggy ~

and Flash Fiction Friday for the G-man  - 55 words
Thanks for the visit ~

40 comments:

  1. Very clever, Grace. Gives new meaning to going fishing. The twist at the end was truly delightful.

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  2. Interesting match with the photo... the old saying that time spent fishing is not subtracted from your life. This ties so many images presented for this prompt...from the surreal to the concrete and nostalgic when in the fifth grade my brother and I skipped a month of days of school going fishing and exploring the mudflats of the Tidewaters of Virginia. Your train of mood is like the strongest line that unwinds beyond time added or subtracted or among living things time not eat or eaten that spirits share mirrors and the world.

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    1. Thank you for the thoughtful & poetic comment ~ That's a lovely childhood memory ~

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  3. :) Sky is the inspiration for so many things ...

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  4. Sounds like a plan, although it is a bit cold for fishing

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    1. Today yes ~ But we can imagine it to be warm & inviting ~ Thanks Pat ~

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  5. Love your vivid fantasy, Grace, the transparent world you're breathing forward and backward, relaxing mood I get while reading your poem. Thanks for morning treat :)x

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  6. you have no idea how much i would love to be sick today and go fishing....ha....love the whimsy in the end as well...that it was the man that was caught....

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    1. I wish...good to be whimsy at times ~ Thanks Brian ~

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  7. Wow the ending kind of threw me as well! I love when that happens unexpectedly :) the sigh of a great poem

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  8. Breath of Fresh air! I think dogs on leashes feel this way.

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  9. ...and then your alarm clock rings.... this is very dreamy.

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  10. I agree with Margaret - it does have a dreamy, surreal feel.

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  11. an unusual twist to the ending well done...

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  12. I LOVE this, it stands the reader on her head and is a total turnaround. Brilliant. So entertaining!

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  13. I love this. What a fun juxtaposition of the normal fishing trip!

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  14. always say that but is true love this Grace!!xo

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  15. Ha ha, Grace. You poem matches the picture where all is acting out the unexpected.
    Opposites attract they say so it might well come out this way some day. :) You noted
    that I was laughing along with you. And I am still smiling. :)
    ..

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    1. Happy to see you like it Jim ~ Thanks ~

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  16. Fabulous, Grace. You are so good at seeing things from a new and different point of view, and your descriptions are delightful. I wonder what the little fella is going to do with the man now that he's caught him.
    K

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    1. Bring him to the deepest & farthest part of the sea ~ Thanks Kay ~

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  17. So creative Grace. Fun to go places totally unexpected! Thanks for posting !

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful prompt Peggy ~

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  18. You probably caught my husband-lol
    Fun to read Grace!
    I love the view over here :D

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    1. That's really funny Ella ~ Thanks ~

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  19. you hit a triple, here, Grace :)

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    1. Thanks M ~ I think I got a good fishing equipment :-)

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  20. A man in a business suit...now there's a nice catch when you're skipping out of work. Hope it wasn't the boss.

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    1. No,not the boss, smiles ~ Thanks Nara ~

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  21. For every day spent fishing.
    One day is added to your life
    Even metaphorical fishing...Really...Look it up!
    As usual Grace, you have penned a top shelf Gem!
    Don't think that you aren't in the Elite of poetic writers that frequent Bloggerville.
    Your creativity is second to none.
    Thanks for playing this week again, you ROCK the Provence baby!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End and Thanksgiving

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    1. I believe you on that quote ~

      I rock, we all rock, whoowhoo ~ Thanks for the enthusiastic response G-Man ~

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  22. Reading this a second time through... I think the man won't want to be a "catch and release" :)

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    1. I think so too ~ Thanks Margaret ~

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  23. I always assumed the hook had something to do with who was and who wasn't caught

    - Alice

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  24. Delightful! This sounds like the best kind of fishing!

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