Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gone Fishing

photo by Kat Mortensen
There they are
the two men
at their private spot
(or what each thought was his private spot)
Each is too proud
and too stubborn to move
so they feign apathy
for the other's presence
But a casual observer
might see
a well rehearsed dance
mirrored males
See the straight backs?
the necks elongated just so?
the legs bent with feet nudged
toward water's edge?
Look at the pointy beaks and
intent expressions
This could be a rivalry or
just two pals
Gone fishing.


Bouncin Barb said...

Fantastic analogy!

Brian Miller said...

haha...just wait until one of them catches something...it will be a fight...lol

Herotomost said...

Haaaa!!! Great...you are exactly right...there could be an ass kicking on the horizon, or a shot of whiskey as the sun goes down and the tales get tall. Loved it.

Fireblossom said...

It can be very hard to tell. If they start punching each other in the arm, I'm outta here!

Kat Mortensen said...

lolamouse, I've had this photo on hand since 2008 and I've been trying to write a poem worthy of the shot. You have managed it without and trouble at all. I salute you! It's a great piece!


Susie Clevenger said...

Love what you saw in the photo...i feel you read it perfectly.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ah, you have a great eye for the details. What an excellent interpretation of this image! Bang on the money.

Isadora Gruye said...

I like the back and forth that you have presented here, an understandable and regrettable stand off!!!

viva la

Jinksy said...

Wonderful photo, underlined by the words. First class all round. ♥

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I put my money on the beak beating the hand any day!

Daydreamertoo said...

Haha..very, very clever. I Love what you did with it ;)

Mary said...

I love this! I definitely do see the 'connection' between both of them! Thanks for linking to Poetry Jam!

Helen said...

They look like the best of pals to me ... your words match the photo perfectly! Now, who is going to pan fry that fish?

darev2005 said...

Nice. I can almost envision the conversations they might be having.

Dave King said...

Definitely two pals! Loved all that went before.

artbyrae said...

Nice....and such a great photo! It is you that caught something here. fish? no, but Food For Thought.

Heaven said...

I enjoyed your fun take of this...very nice response..ha..ha..

Pat Tillett said...

that was awesome! you described it perfectly (in my mind). Two males showing off for each other and a female (just out of the picture).
Very good and fun!