Spey Haiku




Spey casting on the Missouri River


A new rod
like spring
hope

Casts effortlessly
I do not
dang it

Downstream wind
upstream anchor
ouch

Fish
pea brained
laugh

Someday
I'll get it
Jedi dream



By way of explanation.  A new rod arrived from Bob Meiser this week.  Yesterday, Jo and I attended a spey clinic on the Missouri.  Thanks to John Arnold and Headhunters.  Inspiration from Lydia at Writerquake.  My attempt at haiku, or rather, senryu.  My apologies to the Japanese people.



Comments

Lydia said…
Thank you so much for the shout out!
I love these! Had to read about senryu, as I was not familiar with that form....and did you ever hit the bulls-eye. Really marvelous, so enjoyable.
Lester Kish said…
You're most welcome. I'll have to study both forms further. Not sure if this, whatever it is, fits either completely. Still… it's fun to dabble.
Unknown said…
Nothing beats getting a new piece of gear in the mail. Its like Christmas and can inspire one to do (or write) great things. Nice piece!
Lester Kish said…
Joel, like Christmas, so true. The rod arrived days before heading up to the Missouri. I hope that some day my skill level will match the beauty of the rod. So glad you enjoyed the piece.