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Mountain Glory

A fallen tree spans o’er a gurgling brook
A shiny creature ‘neath streaks rainbow hue
Around swirling eddies finds a safe nook
Hiding in the foam and froth oozing through

Each careful step light on feet I approach
My huddled form crawling down on all fours
Closer and closer as I dare to encroach
Cautious for a shadow stay on the shores

Now with a much practiced flip of the wrist
Cast away line tied to bright feathered fly
In an instant jerks its head with a twist
My line goes taut in the blink of an eye

Quickly I reel in towards the closest shore
A fabled mountain brook trout I came for
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Posted: Jul 2012
About this poem:
Under the rich green canopy of a mountain forest
In a twisting, gurgling stream one may find the ever
exclusive brook trout.

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mcradloff
The last time I fished for trout was about 2002. I got three of them, but I didn't clean them and only got about a tenth of the fish I should have gotten had I cleaned them myself. I had a cat named after a trout stream, Bailey. My dad and I found her abondoned by Bailey Creek.daydream cats meow
Poetnumber1
I must say that you have certainly mastered the sonnet form with quite an ease,this is yet another gemwine M.M
morgen90210
Dont know about trouts or fishing ,but sound like pro with your catch !
Nice .
Macduff5
Hi Yankee,

Fabulous atmosphere in this sonnet. I would love to fish for trout but we're sort of limited here in Australia as it's not native to the country and only certain places have the right conditions for this type of fish. cheers
steve1223
You almost make me want to take up fishing with your magic write

cheers
swade777
Yankee..... I'd be honored to be one of the first to purchase a complete set of your incredible Sonnets! Just when I begin to think there's no more room for improvement, you come up with a gem such as this one about trout fishing! WOW!!! I'm sincerely in awe of your God given talent for writing such beautiful Sonnets!! It's a true honor for me to be a continual partaker of the talent that you so unselfishly share with us here at Poet's Corner!!! I'd LOVE to see a book of poetry that includes the works of yourself, Fellsman, Lady Odette, McDuff, Celtic, and one of my favorite Cowboy poets... Readerofsouls. There are others that deserve mentioning for sure, but these 6 are "MY" favorites!! I really admire your talent Chris!!!! handshake thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
Odette67
Each careful step light on feet I approach
My huddled form crawling down on all fours
Closer and closer as I dare to encroach
Cautious for a shadow stay on the shores

You paint an exquisite picture with mere words Yankee. thumbs up purple heart
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