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Headstall's Reflections - 20. Chapter 20- Doubled up Rhyming Couplets- Gone Fishing

Pure unadulterated silliness. I blame it on the heat... hope it makes at least someone smile...

Headstall’s Reflections

 

 

Chapter 20 Gone Fishing

 

 

We poets do strive to refine our craft

Found words to us like a drowning man’s raft

Some would think us souls quite daft

Fishing for nouns and verbs like gaffed

 

Maybe we are just a wee bit crazy

The distant reality can be quite hazy

Too tireless we are to be labelled lazy

A verse then a shower, I’ll be fresh as a daisy

 

Throwing my line into the deep

Angling for a phrase to make the strong weep

Trolling the bottom in a thorough sweep

Some I’ll throw back and some I’ll keep

 

At the end of the day I’ll get my catch

A choice of vowels I’ll endeavor to match

It may turn out I’ll need a new batch

Back goes my hook so new letters can latch

 

I know to some of you this sounds silly

But the fact is we poets like to gild the lily

And fish stories often end with a dilly

Why, there was that time I had to free Willy...

Thanks for reading.

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Oh, wow, how I like this unadulterated silly poem! Your fishing metaphor is apt and perfectly employed. Loved the idea of catching and matching vowels, deciding whether or not to throw words and phrases back or keep them...brilliant! And the end bit about freeing Willy....at my age, I rarely roll on the floor laughing, but in your case, I made an exception. Thank you for this lovely diversion...

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That was just wow, Gary. You have given clear-cut version of how poets work through words, grammar and various forms and all. Definitely I smiled throughout the concept while reading, but its work. Hard work, indeed.

 

Your diamond cut like presentation was fantastic. And I liked the line 'Poets like to gild the lily'. It explains how delicate the work of poets and how cautiously they frame the poems.

 

Nice poem Gary and I liked it very much... :)

 

~Emi.

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Oh heck, it's almost too hot to laugh, even with the fan on, but you made me do it anyway. :)
This one is going to stick in my head like Python's Lumberjack Song. Smiled all the way through and giggled, but lost it with the last 'Free Willy' line!
I guess it's back to the salt mines, or more likely the ink pot.

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K, this was a lot of fun.. mostly true.. but honestly I don't want to know how you free your willy!
Well done Gary. Made me grin!!
tim xo

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On 07/22/2016 03:21 AM, Parker Owens said:

Oh, wow, how I like this unadulterated silly poem! Your fishing metaphor is apt and perfectly employed. Loved the idea of catching and matching vowels, deciding whether or not to throw words and phrases back or keep them...brilliant! And the end bit about freeing Willy....at my age, I rarely roll on the floor laughing, but in your case, I made an exception. Thank you for this lovely diversion...

Well, If I made you laugh, then I succeeded in my goal. There's no doubt about it: poetry has it's humorous side. I'm so glad you liked the metaphor. It really is a close approximation of what we do. I love this review, Parker... thank you so much for reading, and your support... cheers... Gary...

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On 07/22/2016 03:35 AM, Emi GS said:

That was just wow, Gary. You have given clear-cut version of how poets work through words, grammar and various forms and all. Definitely I smiled throughout the concept while reading, but its work. Hard work, indeed.

 

Your diamond cut like presentation was fantastic. And I liked the line 'Poets like to gild the lily'. It explains how delicate the work of poets and how cautiously they frame the poems.

 

Nice poem Gary and I liked it very much... :)

 

~Emi.

Hey, Emi. Thank you. "Diamond cut like presentation"... I love that! And yeah, it is hard work, and you have to be one to understand, but it is also joyful, and encourages my personal growth in dealing with life, so it is worth it. I love it when I can hang the sign out that says 'Gone Fishing'... thanks for the awesome review, buddy... cheers... Gary...

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On 07/22/2016 06:10 AM, ColumbusGuy said:

Oh heck, it's almost too hot to laugh, even with the fan on, but you made me do it anyway. :)

This one is going to stick in my head like Python's Lumberjack Song. Smiled all the way through and giggled, but lost it with the last 'Free Willy' line!

I guess it's back to the salt mines, or more likely the ink pot.

Hey, buddy. I'm so glad I could make you laugh. If it sticks with you then I've done something good... free Willy... yeah... glad it worked... thanks for the review, CG... cheers... Gary....

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On 07/22/2016 06:41 AM, Mikiesboy said:

K, this was a lot of fun.. mostly true.. but honestly I don't want to know how you free your willy!

Well done Gary. Made me grin!!

tim xo

LOL. I understand. hehe... glad I could make you grin... and yeah, it is mostly true. Thanks for reading and your review, buddy... cheers... Gary... xo

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haha as I was reading this I heard Brad Paisley's fishing song in my head. :lol: I really needed the giggle today. Thank you :)
I know what you mean about searching for the perfect word or phrase. I can't even count the amount of times I was googling synonyms online. lol

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Simply stupendous and seriously silly!!
Two oxymorons, I know, but apt.

 

And you have gaffed us; both spearing and fleecing us of our seriousness.

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On 07/22/2016 12:22 PM, LitLover said:

haha as I was reading this I heard Brad Paisley's fishing song in my head. :lol: I really needed the giggle today. Thank you :)

I know what you mean about searching for the perfect word or phrase. I can't even count the amount of times I was googling synonyms online. lol

LOL. I forgot about that song. I'm glad I could give you the needed giggle. I needed one for myself :) . Thank God for google, eh? Thanks for the great review, my friend... cheers... Gary....

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On 07/22/2016 01:24 PM, skinnydragon said:

Simply stupendous and seriously silly!!

Two oxymorons, I know, but apt.

 

And you have gaffed us; both spearing and fleecing us of our seriousness.

Thanks, skinny. I'm glad you liked it, and I love your review... don't worry... I practice catch and release :) . Cheers, buddy... Gary...

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On 07/22/2016 04:30 PM, Arazon said:

Sure made me smile :) So many great lines, I loved the metaphors! The words capture the art (and effort) of writing, while the description gives a good visual. The end made me chuckle, cheers for a fun read.

Hey, Arazon. I'm glad it worked visually. I had a lot of fun with this one, and it took my mind of the heatwave. Thanks for taking the time to review, and support my little endeavor... it's nice not to take ourselves too seriously :) . Great review... glad I could make you chuckle... cheers... Gary...

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On 09/23/2016 11:20 AM, Reader1810 said:

So that's your "ancient Chinese secret" Awesome! :gikkle:

LOL... this one was fun for me... glad I could make you giggle... thanks for reading and the review... cheers... Gary...

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