Damian Cranney

Rookie - 75 Points (27/09/1949 / Liverpool)

Go Fishing - Poem by Damian Cranney

There is no peace to equal that, of fishing by a Lake,
Or a stream, or river broad, or pond within a wood,
If worries you would cast away, take a fishing break,
Nature, is the balm that Soothes, the restless soul for good.

I remember, one idyllic, sunny day in spring,
Rising early, well before, dawns tentative groping light,
Arriving at the lake to hear, a far off robin, sing,
A ripple from a rising fish, all added to the sight,

To angle for your supper, is reward enough, it's true,
But that day, was a record day, eleven trout all told,
It fed the family well, perhaps a week or two,
But memories of that treasured day, is what inside, we hold.

However if excitement is what your craving for,
Fishing in a little boat, upon a rolling sea,
Buffeted by waves and wind, not too far from the shore,
Satisfies the need inside and makes our souls run free.

Fighting fish and nature, whatever form, you choose,
Fresh water or the salty brine, the outcome is the same,
Catching cod and mackerel, you later have for tea,
Is wonderful, I promise you, and part of life's rich game.


Comments about Go Fishing by Damian Cranney

  • Gold Star - 13,853 Points Kim Barney (4/3/2015 3:42:00 PM)

    When I read this poem the first time the other day, I didn't even notice that it had a sound track. I have just listened to your reading of the poem, and it was great. I love that British accent of yours. I never get to hear anything like that in Utah (or here in Brazil) . (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 674 Points Crystal Pierce (3/31/2015 6:50:00 PM)

    I love fishing! I haven't been this year this poem just makes me want to fish even more! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,781 Points Brian Stafford (3/31/2015 4:57:00 PM)

    Is there a catch in this poem? he he. congrats on getting poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,853 Points Kim Barney (3/31/2015 4:52:00 PM)

    Ah, yes! I love to fish, so why haven't I yet written a poem about fishing? I really enjoyed yours. Congratulations on Poem of the day!
    One little tip to make it even better:
    First line of verse four, you meant YOU'RE instead of YOUR.
    Good job! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,538 Points Kay Staley (3/31/2015 9:10:00 AM)

    Nice old fashioned language that sounds wistful and sophisticatedly content with life. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,806 Points Lyn Paul (3/31/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    True beauty in your words. Felt so relaxed in a picturesque setting just reading this. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (3/31/2015 5:16:00 AM)

    All creative activities, in fact, whether it is photography, bird watching, gardening, etc have a similar effect... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (3/31/2015 5:08:00 AM)

    nice poem...not only fishing, any activity for that matter, photography, gardening, bird watching, etc that involves soul and passion is rewarding and gives us memories to fall back upon in hard times... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (3/31/2015 5:06:00 AM)

    it's a very nice poem...In fact any activity for that matter that involves soul and passion, bird watching, photography, gardening, painting, reading, drawing, is rewarding and gives us fond memories to fall back on during hard times...like Wordsworth in 'Daffodils.' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (9/17/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    Good poem Damian. I have fond memories of fishing for tiddlers as a boy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 249 Points Ellias Anderson Jr. (9/15/2013 2:03:00 PM)

    I love the poem and the image that it makes.! Wow! My soul needs to be in such a calm place! And by reading this work, i feel that it is! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 9, 2014


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