a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Double or Nothing...

Dark Harbor, 1943, N. C. Wyeth
"Drop one, drop one"
They chanted 
In their outside voices
The leader held them back
With wings and words
"Fishermen always share
Learn patience"

20 comments:

Sandra said...

I can hear those gulls screaming.. good advice if they paid any attention... that is one boatload of fish...

Mary said...

Enjoyed your take on this Magpie Tale. Still mulling this one over ...

Terri said...

When I see gulls on the water I always think of Nemo...one of those movies I watched over and over and over with my grandkids. Perfect prose for the prompt.

Kathe W. said...

oh yes- patience of a gull! The fisherman always shares a bit!

A Quiet Corner said...

There is always enough to go around...:)JP

Karen S. said...

Oops, I'll be back, as I never read any Magpies until I write my own!

Michael Grogan said...

Seagulls are forever optimistic I find, persistent and loud. Nicely written.

Linda Kay said...

Interesting pictures, and very well done. Those fishermen have their hands full with the load of fish and all those noisy gulls.

LindaG said...

Great new sidebar and great post, too, Gail. :-)

Dreaming said...

I really like this. Love the alliteration - nicely done!

Saucy Kodz said...

I can remember being in such a boat with my Dad n Uncles n brothers fishing down in Shediac, New Brunswick. That was a lot of work and you are right, they did share:)

Kutamun said...

It is an albatross around their necks .....

Lynne said...

I really liked this one!
Is there such a thing as More Perfect . . .

Karen S. said...

Oh this was jolly good fun, but I have to say I know a few (many) Hehehehe fisherman that never share!

humbird said...

I like this "Drop one"! Indeed, reminds Nemo with "Mine! Mine!" ~ The patience - important! :)x

SilverGardenia said...

This reminded me of Nemo too. It made me laugh. Wonderful poem.

Ginny Brannan said...

Gulls seem to appear out of nowhere when there's food to be had. Clever thoughts from the bird's view!

freyawrites.com said...

Great viewpoint!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Loved the idea, Gail and the delivery .

Nice lot of fish - I'd want chips and mushy peas too.
Eddie :)

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Susan Anderson said...

Love the art. Didn't even check the Magpie this week. Now I'm sorry I didn't!

=)

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