Alan .S. Jeeves

The Shimmering Rainbow Trout

Leaping, catching raindrops

And then the sun is out;

Twisting, see the spectrum

About the rainbow trout.


His home is wet and weedy

Beneath the turquoise skies;

His hide is where it's reedy ~

His day spent swatting flies.


Vaulting from a splashy pool,

Angling for a tasty meal

Set up for a dainty dish,

A flitting, dancing fly to steal.


But I am here to catch him

And take him home for tea,

With my rod and tackle

And bogus flies with me.


I cast, he springs and misses

Today he swims with luck;

He lands back in the water...

For now he's off the hook.






  • orchidee

    A fine write Alan. Could I let anyone off the hook from me singing?! Nope! lol.

    • Alan .S. Jeeves

      Okay Steve, but I'm sure that you are a rainbow.
      Ex animo, Alan

    • Goldfinch60

      In the past I have caught many rainbow trout - even in Yorkshire! - and they taste so wonderful.


      • Alan .S. Jeeves

        But Yorkshire ones are the best, yes? I once caught one as big as your out stretched arms Andy ~ but it got away!

        Have a great day
        Ex animo, Alan

      • Fay Slimm

        Ah - another appealing write Alan - You made the gloriously coloured trout so real I did not want him caught so am glad he is off the hook for now. You have such a talent for rhyming.

        • Alan .S. Jeeves

          Good to see you Fay. I'm off to visit your today poem soon so you aren't off the hook yet.

          Ex animo, Alan

        • Saxon Crow

          That pesky little fishy! Next time Alan and I bet it will be ....................this BIG! Nice poem :)

          • Alan .S. Jeeves

            Hi Saxon Crow.
            Welcome to MPS. Good of you to visit today. There are plenty of nature poems lying around here (I see you like nature things) so you should be okay. I'm a poacher in the sense that I 'borrow' lots of the things I see and hear around my Yorkshire Moors home to put into the pot and turn into poems.
            I hope to see more of you.

            Kind regards, Alan

            • Saxon Crow

              Thanks for the welcome Alan. I'm a poacher too but only of eggs! Yes, nature is a god send!!!

            • Clara

              I like this. You create such beautiful visuals and a story to boot. Great work!

              • Alan .S. Jeeves

                Thank you Clara. I'm pleased that you visited today.
                Let's hope we see a little more of you. Write us something nice for the eminent springtime. Springtime poetry makes everyone feel good ~ but most of all the composer.

                Kind regards, Alan

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Good Evening ALAN - Thanks for another elegant Ode replete with Rhyme & Rhythm ! Love the topic *RAINBOW TROUT* one of the loveliest of our river fish - also good on the plate and tasty on the pallet ! Nature (which is the subject of infinite poems) stimulates all the senses - sight - sound - scent - touch & taste. God has freely given us all things to (freeely) enjoy. Having paid pounds to see a measly trickle (Lodor Falls) in the UK (Keswick) I was expecting to pay $50 to get close up & personal with the Niagara Horseshoe Falls in Canada but NO it was free & even the carpark - Amen ! Thanks for caring & Sharing ! I dont fish (no time) and Angela wont. But we love eating all types of FISH because (having studied dietetics) we are both aware of their great nutritional value !

                Blessings & Peace & Joy to You & Yours
                Love ANGELA & BRIAN 💛💛💛💛💛
                Please check our latest POEM & FUSION - Thanks A & B

                • Alan .S. Jeeves

                  Hello Brian. Thanks for calling by. I once got really close up and personal with the Horseshoe Falls aboard the 'Maid of the Mist'. You need a wet suit to sail on her!
                  I agree with you on the nutritional value of fish, however they are not very nutritious if you never catch any.
                  If you ever want to see one of the finest waterfalls in the UK come and visit my outbuildings on a rainy day!

                  Ex animo, Alan

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