Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Of fishing and fishermen... [WW and OW]

Fishing is not a job,
To most pliers of our trade,
We are caught up in sirens' songs,
That we do not seek to evade.
Circe and Calypso
Are sirens marvelous to behold,
And though they greet us every day,
There's no hint of growing old.

Circe is the newborn sun, 
That hails us every day,
While Calypso is the oceanic arena
Upon which we play.

Calypso is such a beautiful mistress,
Though she is sometimes exceedingly cruel,
But most of the time is quite benign,
So we live by this inconstant rule.

What is it that defines a fisherman? 
Is there a rule that sets us apart?
The answer's straightforward and simple,
For us fishing's an affair of the heart.

~ from "Travails of the Modern Fisherman"



30 comments:

tigerfish said...

A fisherman's life is hard.

Alkapon said...

very nice photos, kitang kita ang ganda ng kalikasan.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice photos of boats and water!

Susan said...

Beautiful post, and lovely poem!

Toe said...

Fishermen are very admirable for their bravery, being subject to the elements daily. It's nice to see old-fashioned fishermen with their nets and bangcas again.

AL said...

That's very nice, Luna.

Lawstude said...

(teka, pakinggan ko muna damien rice's song in the background... fave ko yan... blower's daughter... "did i say that i loathe you, did i say that i wanted to leave it all behind...")

back to post (whew) sabi nga sa kanta mangisda ay di biro maghapon nakaupo. teka teka mali yata... naaektuhan na utak ko ng kanta hehe.

pero i must say with all sincerity, gumaganda mga shots mo ah, inspired ka ba?

J Bar said...

Great photos.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful images! Very nice!!

Where were they taken?

luna miranda said...

hi Kirigalpoththa! these were taken in my father's hometown in Negros Occidental. thanks for visiting.

luna miranda said...

hello, Lawstude! ikaw ang parang inspired e!:p ako naman ay laging inspired---everyday. at salamat naman, nag-iimprove din pala ako (hehe).

favorite mo pala ang song na yan---ganda ng violin 'no?

Gunilla said...

It´s a hard work to be a fisherman and hope to get some fish too

Have a nice day
Gunilla in Sweden

Ebie said...

I sure would love to be in that outrigger sailing!

Great shots Luna!

witsandnuts said...

Nice poem. I would love to experience real fishing.

Pam said...

What wonderful shot of the sea and also the fishermen with his outrigger.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the boats and the water.

the donG said...

one of the things that i want to experience doing is actually fishing. i will do it next year.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Those boats remind me of our life in Karomatan. We lived near the sea and sometimes we helped in the net fishing. Another memory made from home. Thanks for the post and the visit. :)

PAT said...

This is a beautiful OW post Miranda.

Thanks so much for your visit to the Back Porch.
We usually keep water, at our lake place. As we were driving down Monday, we discussed the bottled water supply. We were sure we had a couple of gallons in the storage closet. Not this time. We are well stocked now, though.

We don't have typhoons, but we do have severe thunderstorms and ice storms and have been without power and water, several days, so usually don't let our stock pile of water and other needs, in either of our homes, get low. We were once "snowed in", when we lived on our farm, for several days. After that, we not only kept the supplies we needed, we bought a 4 wheel drive vehicle. :-)

Hootin' Anni said...

What a pretty scene!!! Love these photos. [ps...your link in OW takes us to October 23rd! post]


My post for Wednesday is now published. Click Here to join me. I'd love for you to stop by today.

Our Vanilla Life said...

Beautiful photos! Every one of them!

luna miranda said...

thank you, Hootin' Anni! i have corrected the link.

momgen said...

It looks pretty. Happy watery Wednesday.

Mine is here

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is the perfect poem for those shots!

I visited your other link and enjoyed the horses as well. So this is a double treat.

Happy OW to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Not sure if you got my other post, but I enjoyed visiting here (love the poem and the pictures) and at your other spot for the horses.

I'd love for you to come visit me, too. I celebrated St. Augustine's Spanish heritage with a trip to the fort on my post today.

Mary said...

What a lovely series of photos. We don't often see "working" fisherman. I hope you are having a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Love Bears All Things said...

Pretty poem. I like to fish but prefer to stay on land when I do. The old motion sickness.
Mama Bear

Stine in Ontario said...

The ocean, sky and shore come together to make beautiful photos here.

Lantaw said...

mahirap na hanapbuhay ang pangingisda, pag panahon ng tag ulan halos wala silang huli lagi

Bim said...

Very interesting shots!