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A Fisherman

Updated on August 6, 2013

A Fisherman

 By Chuck RitenouR

Love is like a silvery trout, elusive

in time's shallow brook.

Season arrives. In the chilly rushing water

I stand silently with rod and net

Casting and retrieving winter's harvest

of hand tied flies,

but I am an unlucky soul hoping for a catch.

So many seasons have passed and I have

yet to net that most desired trophy.

Resolved to try again, taking

to the swiftest of life's waters

with passion. Once again seeking

the slipperiest of quarries

for I am a fisherman

By the banks of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
By the banks of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River | Source

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Wow, Chuck! This one sure hooked me! Well said!

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      Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      Thank you tnderhrt23. I wrote this in 1976. Just starting to put some of my poetry on HubPages.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Welcome! I really look forward to reading more from you!

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      Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      tnderhrt23,

      thanks again.

      Chuck

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      justmesuzanne 6 years ago from Texas

      Lovely! :)

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      Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      justmesuzanne,

      Thank you for the kind comment.

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      Jeanne Stapf 6 years ago from Front Royal, VA

      Love the poem and the picture of you!!

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