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  • 1.
    Our biggest fish

    When in the halcyon days of old, I was a little tyke,
    I used to fish in pickerel ponds for minnows and the like;
    And oh, the bitter sadness with which my soul was fraught
    When I rambled home at nightfall with the puny string I'd caught!
    And, oh, the indignation and the valor I'd display
    When I claimed that all the biggest fish I'd caught had got away!

    Sometimes it was the rusty hooks, sometimes the fragile lines,
    And many times the treacherous reeds would foil my just designs;
    But whether hooks or lines or reeds were actually to blame,
    I kept right on at losing all the monsters just the same--
    I never lost a little fish--yes, I am free to say
    It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away.

    And so it was, when later on, I felt ambition pass
    From callow minnow joys to nobler greed for pike and bass;
    I found it quite convenient, when the beauties wouldn't bite
    And I returned all bootless from the watery chase at night,
    To feign a cheery aspect and recount in accents gay
    How the biggest fish that I had caught had somehow got away.

    And really, fish look bigger than they are before they are before they're
    When the pole is bent into a bow and the slender line is taut,
    When a fellow feels his heart rise up like a doughnut in his throat
    And he lunges in a frenzy up and down the leaky boat!
    Oh, you who've been a-fishing will indorse me when I say
    That it always is the biggest fish you catch that gets away!

    'T 'is even so in other things--yes, in our greedy eyes
    The biggest boon is some elusive, never-captured prize;
    We angle for the honors and the sweets of human life--
    Like fishermen we brave the seas that roll in endless strife;

    And then at last, when all is done and we are spent and gray,
    We own the biggest fish we've caught are those that got away.

    I would not have it otherwise; 't is better there should be
    Much bigger fish than I have caught a-swimming in the sea;
    For now some worthier one than I may angle for that game--
    May by his arts entice, entrap, and comprehend the same;
    Which, having done, perchance he'll bless the man who's proud to say
    That the biggest fish he ever caught were those that got away. read more »

  • 2.
    Hiawatha's Fishing

    Forth upon the Gitche Gumee,
    On the shining Big-Sea-Water,
    With his fishing-line of cedar, read more »

  • 3.
    Moon Fishing

    When the moon was full they came to the water.
    some with pitchforks, some with rakes,
    some with sieves and ladles,
    and one with a silver cup. read more »

  • 4.

    I like to look at fishermen
    And oftentimes I wish
    One would be lucky now and then
    And catch a little fish. read more »

  • 5.
    At the Fishhouses

    Although it is a cold evening,
    down by one of the fishhouses
    an old man sits netting,
    his net, in the gloaming almost invisible, read more »

  • 6.
    Schroeder the Fisherman

    I sat on the bank above Bernadotte
    And dropped crumbs in the water,
    Just to see the minnows bump each other,
    Until the strongest got the prize. read more »

  • 7.

    The two of them stood in the middle water,
    The current slipping away, quick and cold,
    The sun slow at his zenith, sweating gold,
    Once, in some sullen summer of father and daughter. read more »

  • 8.
    The Fish

    I caught a tremendous fish
    and held him beside the boat
    half out of water, with my hook
    fast in a corner of his mouth. read more »

  • 9.

    Wen I git up in de mo'nin' an' de clouds is big an' black,
    Dey's a kin' o' wa'nin' shivah goes a-scootin' down my back; read more »

  • 10.
    Fishing in the Wei River

    In waters still as a burnished mirror's face,
    In the depths of Wei, carp and grayling swim.
    Idly I come with my bamboo fishing-rod
    And hang my hook by the banks of Wei stream. read more »

  • 11.
    Fish Crier

    I know a Jew fish crier down on Maxwell Street with a voice like a north wind blowing over corn stubble in January. read more »

  • 12.
    Off to the Fishing Ground

    There's a piping wind from a sunrise shore
    Blowing over a silver sea,
    There's a joyous voice in the lapsing tide
    That calls enticingly; read more »

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  16. Fish Tank, Angela Wybrow
  17. The Pretty Fishing Rod, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  18. First Encounter - Mahathir Mohamad, john tiong chunghoo
  19. Haiku #26, otteri selvakumar
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  21. Your Heart, ali naghavi
  22. In Constant Struggle, RIC S. BASTASA
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  24. New Democracy, Nyein Way
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  28. Fortune Fish, Eileen Hardy
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  30. The Snake And The Fish, Asif Andalib
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  44. GOLDEN FISH, YoungBen Ulebor
  45. Fish vs. Humans, Rebecca Bell
  46. Fish of a Different Color, Cory Fox
  47. Steal, Catherine Yen
  48. Fishing for Christians, Udiah (witness to Yah)
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  66. 440, RIC S. BASTASA
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