Monday, November 28, 2011

A Fisherman




I perch in 
never ending constantine
for brummagem
attention seeker 
at the edge of 
lupine bank 
taking shape of 
talamak in stance 
with bear's claw 
waiting for salmon






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27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

if you can fish with your hands you are more skilled than i ...and you had me looking up words tonight...so brummagem is imitation jewelry or birmingham? if imitation jewelry it turns this rather interesting...

Fred said...

Cool write Anthony, love the short phrased lines and the nice mixing in of specific terminology. Thanks

darkangelwrites said...

Waiting for something flashy to sink your teeth into?

mrs mediocrity said...

yes, i had to run to the dictionary as well, but i love that.
and i love this poem, so short, concise and filled with one perfect image.

Beachanny said...

A glittery picture, sir! Loved it.

tinkwelborn.com said...

yes...well I...er...ah...
I had to seek the definitions on some (how about many?) of the words...
the poem is 'pleasing' to the ear, I like the opening line ''I perch...for brummagem'' it's a heavy introduction. then the address: ''attention seeker'' all in all it's a well sounding piece....I just wish I could understand it. LOL. there's some obvious heavy allusions going on.

well structured, pleasing sound and reads well.

Jenna said...

Love the imagery of your words and the photo to enhance the poem.

Alex Dissing said...

Just like Brian, you had me looking up words. And again, the imagery is powerful.

Claudia said...

so you are in a hunting mood today eh... and not necessarily for fish.. great imagery here sir anthony..

Uneven Stephen said...

Great imagery. Yes, I'll admit, I too had to look some words up. But this is a very intriguing write, and I sense there are layers here to peel back.

Arron Shilling said...

hey anthony - excellent application of ideas and mental picture projection (i didnt want to say imagery ;) dude bear claws - what is it with bears feet? - i love bears feet - theyre cute as hell, unless they re ripping off your fucking face hahahah. this is a potent punch up the snoooz - and i enjoyed every letter of every word therein.

Carrie Burtt said...

Every writer's heart is a fisherman of words....this is a beautiful poem Anthony...much said in few lines! :-)

poemblaze said...

It sounds wonderful. I'm not sure if you're just going for the sound of the words or for a meaning as well. There are cool images once I finish Googling and it then means something to me, which is all a poem needs. :-)

Daydreamertoo said...

Very very lovely imagery. I could see them waiting, watching the waters flow and ready to strike at first sight. Fabulous!

Divalounger said...

Great sense of imagery! Is your work always this visual?

Audrey

ayala said...

Anthony, this is a cool write with great imagery.

Charles Miller said...

Once more, the ckarity and intensity of your icongraphy finds expression in some great turns of phrase.

Heaven said...

Fishing for more than salmon, I say. Thanks for this cool write ~

lori said...

I feel scared for the salmon! Not a word wasted. Excellent :)

caty said...

I had to look up a few words...but that never hurts my feelings...I love learning new words. This has great imagery...I don't think it's fish you're hunting for either :)

pandamoniumcat said...

Nice imagery, had me searching too...that's always a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Salmon is my very favorite kind of sushi. So I am jealous of your bear's claw.

http://iamthat-shawna.blogspot.com/2011/11/peekaboo.html

Joanne Elliott said...

You've painted quite an image. Good job!

Adam White, Poet said...

Hey, that's where I'm from! Not Constantine, obviously.

I'm pleased with myself for knowing all of these words (though I guess that's more from being a history major than in any way actually intelligent.)

Yours is a great piece. Read in to that what you will sir.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

How is your day?

Time flies, appreciated your handsome inputs to our poetry picnic.

Share a poem today.
Bless you.
Happy December,
Enjoy A Wonderful Wednesday Ahead.

xoxox

Claudia said...

hey...just thought i'd say hi..missed you this week at OLN...smiles
have a lovely day

Mary said...

Anthony, what I like about this poem is that it says such a lot in few words. "bears claw / waiting for salmon." Captures so much right there!