praying nets

waka

mix mud and heavy raindrops,
a murky puddle void of
the skill to mirror even
the slightest silhouette,

pour some more, pour some
more, until it overpours into
a snake-shaped waterway
flowing gently in May,
in a rugged rush on
monsoon days,

either way, on it, lays
the floating wood and
men with paddle arms
away from their thatched
huts they sail, and sail,
and sail, before even the
first breaking of  day,

throwing their nets with
their lean, chocolate arms,
add a whisper, begging
the god of fishes for
a good harvest,

to let this day fill
the chipped, cold plates
waiting back home.

08.12.2020
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For dVerse Come sail
The prompt today made me remember the days in my childhood town where the river is within arms reach, where my grandpa was a fisherman among the many men of our town.

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36 thoughts on “praying nets

  1. Such vivid and descriptive imagery while we sail with you to your past. This is indeed evocative, and it is especially warm in that memory of fishing. That must have been fun and exhausting!

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  2. “pour some more, pour some
    more, until it overpours into
    a snake-shaped waterway
    flowing gently in May,
    in a rugged rush on
    monsoon days” I am amazed!! You’ve used the prompt and let us have a peek into your early life. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. this is a sensational poem – you write about what you know and convey it so lyrically
    “pour some more, pour some
    more, until it overpours into
    a snake-shaped waterway
    flowing gently in May,”

    but beneath it all there is a stark reality
    “begging
    the god of fishes for
    a good harvest,

    to let this day fill
    the chipped, cold plates
    waiting back home.”

    Liked by 1 person

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