The Floating Fisher by Mark Tulin


written by: Mark Tulin

The angler glides
with patience and pace
along the Santa Barbara coast
He navigates his kayak
as the orange orb rises
from the horizon
He floats in a misty stillness,
and paddles in peace

His morning routine
keeps his attention
and hopes to snag a crab or two
at the bottom of the net

The long fishline
wrinkles in the water,
pelicans and dolphins
follow in a salty sea of bliss
As he passes the bobbing buoy,
it speaks in gentle whispers,
cautions the floating fisher
not to drift too far from shore.

This poem was first published at Spillwords.com.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

6 comments on “The Floating Fisher by Mark Tulin

  1. wjwingrove97

    This is nice, like another world

  2. Wow, beautiful poem (´・ᴗ・`)

    I can’t explain the feeling, but it’s the kind of stuff that makes you wanna write as you read it (it inspires).

  3. A beautiful description of a peaceful, idyllic scene. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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