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The Lake, an Image and a poem by : Brian F Kirkham

The Lake, Nigel Borrington The Lake, A poem by : Brian F Kirkham

The Lake, Nigel Borrington
The Lake, A poem by : Brian F Kirkham

The Lake

Calm, Clear, Cool –
The lake lies in its hole
whilst wondering in the woods
a fisherman has a goal

Sat on a chair
by the waters, still
he casts out a line
and goes for the kill

His float bobbles in the water,
awaiting a big fish
He’s hoping for a salmon,
for a suppertime dish

Finest lures he bought – on sale
and bait he uses – he hopes – prevail
the lake, keeps hidden, the whereabouts
of the big Salmon, or Lakeland trout.

The lake it seems is calm and still,
fisherman falls asleep until –
the noise under water makes him wake…
the fish are in another part of the lake.

9 responses

  1. Emilio Pasquale

    The weeds or stems in the lake look like someone’s signature!

    December 19, 2014 at 3:24 am

    • Hello Emillio πŸ™‚

      Thank you , yes I guess it does , great comment !!! πŸ™‚

      December 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

      • Emilio Pasquale

        Actually, rereading it, I think it’s a rather stupid comment- which I didn’t mean that way. I like the image. I was thinking I might have cropped the top so it was just blue and the reeds but then you would have had no context for the image and it wouldn’t have worked so well. So I agree with your processing decisions. And I love the mood to it. Calm and frenzied at the same time!

        December 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  2. Beautifully descriptive

    December 19, 2014 at 4:56 am

    • Hello Caro πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I love this poem very much and it was great fun to match it with an image πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

      • You are most welcome! Merry Christmas!!

        December 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm

  3. Hello Mr Borrington! Glad you liked the poetry….plenty more where that came from so feel free to take a look – you’ll find most of them at

    January 20, 2015 at 2:41 am

    • Hello Brain πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you and its a pleasure to share you poems πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you for you visit and for liking the post !!!

      I hope many follow the link in you message !!!

      January 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

  4. Nice combination of My handicraft and your photography, Kind sir! more of that at – feel free to drop me a line.

    January 20, 2015 at 2:45 am

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