|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|Felix, I think I've already written something similar in another comment of your work, but I really like this beautiful blend of reality, sometimes harsh (conditions, hard work, weather...) and poetic warmth. So humane.
|Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller
|Fee, boy did I ever miss this gem when I was gone. Playing catch up today.
Loved the family feel of this write. Not just of providing for family, but of the family on the water. Often the ocean can be a lonely place but I almost felt like I was wandering down one of our neighborhoods.
Really liked this one.
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|My father was a shrimper and oyster harvester when not at his day job.. oystering (the best time) is in late fall and winter here... many a morning he shivered in misty fog to get the job done.
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|Really good. My dad fished all his life and loved it. You've caught the genuine atmosphere here. Sad that's it's all changing. Where are the fish?|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|A truly enjoyable piece, Fee! Word choice plays a big part in the success of this one, as does imagery. Loved it! -Sheila|
|Reviewed by Wanda York (Reader)
|I love it too! My husband is a fisherman and these days are long for him in the cold as he sails out in the morning to haul the traps, you can bet this is how he feels. I love the way you take a glimpse into our lives! LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER|
|Reviewed by Southern Comfort
|I adore yore sea writes and sailing along with you! LOVE YA! SC|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|You are truly a sea captain. I just love reading your works about the sea, You are the best..
Peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by Ann Scarborough
|Wonderful! I can feel the sea spray!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Nicely done, Fee; a fine tribute. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ
|Ah, my dear friend Fee,
You're intimate with the sea.
Your verse does speak and gives us a peek
At the oceans deep mysteries.
Thanks for showing us the hard work that's required just to fill our appetite. May our hearts be grateful for the men who live and work on the sea.
Love & Light always and in all ways,
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Excellent reading Fee, love Holly|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
AHhhhhhh! The air is so briny, fresh and clear. I hope You and Yours have a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
|Reviewed by Nicky Goodman
|What a fab rhymer this is Fee - the boat names and the story, the people's names and their story - fine tale of the folk who live, love and work with the sea - i am inspired -it's dawn here now, boats are in, and i'm going to get on my bike and go down the dock to find a fish for my supper! Nicky xx|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|excellent tribute to brave & dauntless men of the sea who catch one of my favorite, succulent edibles ...|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|what a beautiful write and tribute to the fisherman but to all honest working men -i love it!|
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|Wow as I'm reading this write it sounds
Like a very dangerous job but must eat and pay bills!
I admired your son in law That's a job I know
I could not do, Excellent tribute to
your son in law and to all the fisherman!!
Beautifully written tribute!!
Love Peace and hugssss....Morning Star
|Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
|Beautiful tribute to men at a dangerous job. I can feel your appriciation in this one, Fee.
....still waiting on the mail man.........
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|... and it seems to me that for such devoted, hardy and brave souls, there is no other way. I can tell that from the very bobbing of the boats on the water down in Dorset... and the ways in which the fisherman lovingly maintain their craft when ashore. It seems like there's no place like home... and the boat is their's - and lover, too! (Oops... but I expect your daughter has wised up to this by now!) Love it, Pops, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
|It takes a certain person to keep doing it I'm told. Thank you for sharing this. Lady J|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|One of your finest...being a lover of the sea...I truly enjoyed this one all the way!!
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|my sister was a captains mate for 20 years on a deep sea fishing boat out of Naples FL,, it was hard work to filet so many fish ,,,, but I have seen films in Alaska on the crab boats, amazing what they go through,,,,, love this write.
|Reviewed by Walt Hardester
|Susan is right FEE. These are your best. I know of life on the sea, but to do it day after day, takes more than just a profit motive.
This is about love.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|As always sweet man,wonderful writing ..please stay safe and well..Hugsssssssss|
|Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
|Very hard work indeed, as you have described here in your poem. Karma, one day people who work hard like this for others get rewarded with something later in life. Great writing as always :)|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|I wouldn't want to do this for anything; it takes a special (hardy) type of person to do this backbreaking, demanding occupation. I admire your son and anyone who does this as their job. NOT an easy life! Very well penned, Fee; bravo!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|O Felix this is great and it is how the works done and yes even I admire not only the man that does this to provide for his family but for the woman who stands beside him through the long hours of departure.
I am sure that jamie will appreciate this one. Thank you for sharing again from your heart.
love ya Cuz XOXOXOXO Rose
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|The life of any sea farer is truly a hard one, and you tell this story well. And the life of the old time fisherman is probably harder than ever these days since there seem to be far less fish to catch in our ever increasing polluted seas.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Such courage on the high seas, (((Fee))), powerfully imaged in verse; I respect all of these hardy souls bringing in the catch for the enjoyment of many (not me, not a lobster fan). Excellent.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|When you write anything about the sea...you're the best. I hope you give copies to all the folks you mentioned in this poem They are all immortalized as most mariner poetry tends to accomplish. I encourage you to write more as you do excel in this area of poetry Fee!