A Fisherman's Life Poem by Philo Yan

A Fisherman's Life

Rating: 4.6

A net is the fisherman's lifeline,
whatever the sea will dish.
There is surely no certainty,
but quantity is what he wishes.

Before the sun glides in,
His skills his only guide.
Before the rooster wakes up,
He casts his net out wide.

Until the fish comes calling,
He waits in silence, bets.
The fisherman's lifeline,
depends on what he nets.

A Fisherman's Life
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: fish,fishing,life
Sylvia Frances Chan 26 February 2020

Continued) You must not want to rhyme stubbornly at the expense of your beautiful poem, if you want to do that, you must build the sentence differently, for example: ......but quantity is definitely his wish.......................What do you think? God's Blessings, With the very best wishes, Sylvia FC

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Philo Yan 27 February 2020

Dear fellow poetess, Thank you for your kind comments and suggestion. Much appreciated! Wishing you a creative day.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 February 2020

!) CONGRATULATIONS! A well deservedb accolade The Member Poem Of The Day. I must admit that your presentation is absolutely perfect, excellent, the lovely photograph from your own artful hands, sheer beautiful photography, about the poem, all stanzas vest end rhymes, BUT as a poetess of the EnglishI language, I have to tell you that the third person singular must always get an " s" in the verb........but quantity is what he wishes....(2)

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 February 2020

surviving life, river, fish, net all are weaved in one thread where hope lit up the endless path of life/// beautiful poem penned on the fisherman's life; congrats for being selected this poem as POD

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Sy wong 26 February 2020

How can I not imagine the wide variety of fishes from the fisherman's net! Thanks for sharing and congratulations, Philo.

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Chinedu Dike 27 September 2020

Well articulated and nicely brought forth with conviction. Focused and factual.

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Rajnish Manga 27 February 2020

'A Fisherman's Life' is a fine portrayal of those engaged in fishing for livelihood. Thanks a lot.

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Khairul Ahsan 26 February 2020

Thanks to poetess Sylvia Frances Chan for her inspiring comments. I appreciate her efforts to convince you not to be stubborn about rhyming and lose the correctness of the language. I too wanted to say the same. Hope, you will take the suggestion in good grace.

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Khairul Ahsan 26 February 2020

'The fisherman's lifeline, depends on what he nets' - absolutely true! Thanks for sharing the nice picture of the net, which is very much similar to what our fishermen use in Bangladesh. Heartiest congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'! An honor well deserved.

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Lyn Paul 26 February 2020

The joys of fishing, calm and peacefulness with the delight of a catch. A beautiful photo.

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