Today is Day 4 of 2011 National Poetry Week and we are encouraged to
LIVE- be liberated to find poetry and the inspiration for poems in every part of life.
I am still doing my thing 😉 so I was delighted to receive a poem from Brisbane-based poet Graham Nunn and he had this to say:
‘Wrote this one for UK poet, Jacob Polley after taking him fishing last weekend. Think it tells the story…’
Cast after cast
to notice the wind
inside his ear,
a future of ice.
Thanks Graham 🙂 Haha – it does tell a story!
I will post a couple more poems today (otherwise I am going to run out of days 😉 ) I am really enjoying this week of sharing – so much fun to be had (the more the merrier).
29 thoughts on “Visiting Poem (Graham Nunn)”
Love it Graham (it is a poem worth reading a few times) 🙂 It certainly describes my fishing experience – haha.
Love the poem!
good to see a new face mnchickadee – thanks for stopping by 🙂
Oh me too. I think fishing spoils a good meditation session.
But THANKS GB for hosting this and making this week a little brighter for everyone. I’m glad you are enjoying it too.
My aim was to continue with my re-reading of TS Eliot that I started …. well, some time ago. You are inspiring me to actually sit down and read.
That makes me very happy d – I should do some more reading too 🙂
ah yes d. sometimes the fish biting interrupts the meditation. i do love it though!
Wonderful poem Graham on quite a few levels. Fishing is a lot like falling in love isn’t it?
haha – well I am fishing for poems (where is yours Brad 😉 )
oh absolutely brad… you need to lay it all on the line and open yourself up to the world and what it offers.
quite vivid sense of the fish’s fortunes!
and you being a fish type person (but in an arty way) would know Aletha 😉
suppose I should have said mis-fortunes! (thinking ahead to the meal….)
but if he never catches the fish, it is indeed fortunate 🙂
at the end of the day there was a mix of fortune and misfortune for the fish and fishers… always glorious to be in the water though.
This one of Graham’s has me pondering.
When I first read it slpmartin I thought wtf (scuse the french) and then every time I read it I get another light bulb 🙂
am glad it has a fleetingness to it (and even gladder that you have come back to it several times Gabe).
I know many who would refuse to recognise themselves in this one 😉
yes, same here – it relates to many activities bluebee
thank you tipota!
this is a great week Gabrielle,
I love all these poems, I never red so many in a few days, even in French!
Glad you are enjoying the week Benedicte – it’s a lot of fun 🙂
This is quite a profound poem reminding me of several conclusions I have come to either while fishing or being close to water. Conclusions that just jumped into my mind as the wind does. Thank you, Graham.
thanks Selma 🙂