photo by G. Bryden

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 πŸ˜‰ 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…’

Empty Creel

Cast after cast
he failed
to notice the wind
reach deep
inside his ear,
planting there
a future of ice.

________________________

Thanks Graham πŸ™‚ Haha – it does tell a story!

I will post a couple more poems today (otherwise I am going to run out of days πŸ˜‰ ) 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)

  1. 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.

    d.

      1. 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.

  2. 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.

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