At One With Nature.

I walked over the green land

And there it was before me,

The lake,

The lake that I would walk around,

Not just walk around

But cast a line into the water.

I put the fly on the line

But stopped,

Stopped and listened,

Listened to the silence,

That silence only interrupted

By the sounds of nature.

I became one with nature.


I cast my line on the water

And watched the line

Floating on the surface,

The fly sank,

I gently pulled the line

Dragging the fly slowly

Hoping for a fish to bite.

I looked about me

At natures glory,

The young swan slowly swimming,

The ducks and coots

Both with their young.

The sedate grebe

Passing in absolute majesty.

I walked around the lake

Casting my line,

Hoping for a fish.


It was not my turn today,

But I did not care,

As once more,

I was at one with nature.


  • orchidee

    A fine write at the River again Gold. I discovered a canal walk. In fact, a friend's back garden backs on to the canal at one point - very nice. I might go for walks along part of it again, though it's not local.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi, there is something wonderful about being by water.

      • orchidee

        You won't be by any water, if having whisky!

      • Neville

        So good to hear sir... and a delight to read... I am so glad you managed to get out and try your hand at something you enjoyed that long ago... I hope there will be many more such trips to the river bank.... catching aint everything neither, is it......... Neville

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Neville, it was wonderful, you are right the wonder of being with nature far outweighed Not catching anything. Andy.

          • Neville

            I just knew it..... I'm the same.. quite happy to cast an un-baited hook that's me...

          • Michael Edwards

            You paint a great scene and one I recognise. I've never been fishing and must say it doesn't really appeal to me but put me down in these surroundings with a sketch book and I'm in my element. A fine write Andy.

            • Goldfinch60

              Fishing was almost my life many, many years ago. But you are write it is being with nature that pulls me, if I catch a trout for tea that is a bonus.

            • dusk arising

              Envious of your finding such places.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you d a, there are many out there but this one was special as it was the first time I was fishing in a very long time.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Great to know you have a chance to cast again Andy - -- whether a fish bites or not all that glory there will be enough whenever you walk round the lake again.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Fay, so true.

                • Christina8

                  What a wonderful scene you painted with your words. I am jealous you went fishing and I didn't! lol Glad you got to go!!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Christina, it will become part of my life again now.

                  • moordykspot2

                    Superb Writing my friend as you know I love nature and this verse is at the top of the tree. Thank you

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Moordy, it was wonderful.

                    • FineB

                      Hello Goldfinch60.

                      A great write.

                      The beauty of nature has truly been captured by you.

                      Keep writing FineB

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you FineB -it always does capture me.

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