Trolling – A Quadrille

Trolling


The fisherman would troll
the waters deep
A habit he formed
He could not sleep   
 
Night after night
patient for the catch
Staring out to sea
Willing the batch  
 
His nets did trawl
But for naught
A snifter of whisky
For sleep he thought  
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Hubeny is hosting D'Verse Poets Monday Quadrille
His prompt word is Troll.  I chose this definition of the word.

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title.

Photo by sasan rashtipour on Unsplash

  20 comments for “Trolling – A Quadrille

  1. March 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    He can troll his whisky-soaked dreams for the big catch…

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:42 pm

      Lol! Or just think he did 🙂

      • March 26, 2019 at 2:12 am

        🙂

  2. March 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Yes a whiskey to spike his dreams….

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:35 pm

      Or just get some sleep 😴!

  3. March 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I like the thought of trolling those dreams if one can get to sleep. I can see how the whiskey wouldn’t help with the catch.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:34 pm

      No but he’d get some sleep, poor guy! Thanks for the prompt Frank 🙂

  4. March 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    After a sleepless night trolling the sea, he may not need the sniffer to sleep! Very Good!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm

      Haha! You’re right Dwight 🙂

  5. Beverly Crawford
    March 25, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Best trolling the waters than dodging the trolls! Good write.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks Beverly 🙂

  6. March 25, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    A great sounding rhyme.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:31 pm

      Thank you!

      • March 26, 2019 at 3:31 am

        You’re welcome Christine

  7. March 26, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I love the play on troll – trawl, and I would have a whiskey too 🙂 the restless person inwardly and outwardly.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 2, 2019 at 12:35 am

      Thank you Paul. Sorry for my delay in responding. I just found your comment in the Spam box 😕

  8. March 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Trolling for catch is much better than trolling online. Wonderful take, Christine! 😊💞

    • Christine Bolton
      March 27, 2019 at 10:04 am

      I agree! I also don’t care for the dolls 😑

  9. March 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Fishermen are often better in dreaming

    • Christine Bolton
      March 27, 2019 at 10:02 am

      🙂

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