Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,578 Points (25th March 1943)

The Dedicated Fishermen - Poem by Ernestine Northover

The lads, Sid, Fred, Frank and Len,
Are four dedicated fishermen,
Telling stories of their latest bite,
They'd sometimes talk right through the night,
About the 'big one' that got away,
Which was to everybody's great dismay.
These gentlemen, would then debate,
About different hooks and various bait.

They'd talk of hours spent on sandbanks,
How the lastest catch, had been or course, Frank's,
Searching for cod, sea bass and salmon,
Whilst eating sandwiches filled with gammon,
And drinking cups of tomato soup,
They'd sit there with a 'shoulder' stoop,
And contemplating about the weather,
Their spirits would feel as light as a feather.

The day could be long, but there was always the sun,
And peace and quiet, when 'all's said and done',
Along with a container of cockles and shrimps, they
Would definitely catch some fish by the end of the day.
So Fred, Len, Frank and Sid, sat on
And quietly mused till the light was gone,
Then trudged off to the pub, cos their throats had dried.
But they'll be fishing again with the next high tide!

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about The Dedicated Fishermen by Ernestine Northover

  • (5/11/2007 3:43:00 PM)


    Ernestine, you've captured this particular affliction to perfection. Must be the hunter/gatherer instinct at work otherwise it doesn't make a lot of sense to sit or stand there all day staring at the end of a fishing road to see it nodding when the poor fish bites, but it's what they do, and yeah... I've done it too. It was great! ! ! A very fine dedication indeed. jim (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2006 2:30:00 PM)


    I could almost feel myself looking on at them, telling of their great sea-tales, this was very pleasing to the heart and mind, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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