Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



imagePromise of hot sun
Dawn comes before consciousness
Low swells rise and fall

Odor of diesel and bait permeate
Sure hope I don’t feed the fish….

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #960 fishing

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

9 thoughts on “Fishing

  1. This creates for me lots of memory triggers from past fishing trips. Beautiful pic. You take amazing sunrise/sunset shots. Love the 2nd line and the internal rhyme. And the ellipsis. Maybe I’ll dust off the ole pole….

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  2. Thank you Siegling. I’m sure with a little elbow grease and some new line your pole will be back in peak action in no time. Sorry, couldn’t help it….


  3. Been there… only on a dive charter on Lake Huron. Usually it was pretty easy for me to ride even the big waves, but pressure squeeze had brought on a sinus headache, and the rocking boat combined with its diesel exhaust brought on my first fish feeding episode. But, this poem did make me smile!

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  4. Thank you for sharing. Yeah it is a horrible feeling. I am quite prone to it and will even break through the meds until I get acclimated but I love being on the water so much it is worth it to me. I even threw up under water once while diving and got a fish eye view of the feeding frenzy. Let’s just say I was put off Egg McMuffins for about 20 years…..

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  5. Looks like I took the “bait” huh?


  6. Yea, but can’t blame you for that. It was a nice big juicy nugget. And besides, “no animals were harmed”.

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  7. Can’t wait to return to sea

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  8. The sea is an integral part of my life too. I need it. I must have it.


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