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Rock Pools


Fishing in the Rock Pools

Rock Pools

The waves break on the rocks,

White water sparkles as it drains

Over the surface and down

Into the crevices, cracks,

Holes and gaps

Where small children play

With their fishing nets.

They laugh aloud

As they try in vain

To catch the tiny fish

Who easily evade

The hunters’ wily ways

And swim from pool to pool

Through narrow tunnels

In the stone.

Photo’s: Author – Apologies for the quality – copied from an old video.
©DGA 26.10.2010

Where are the little fish?

Here's one!

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

22 thoughts on “Rock Pools

  1. Wonderful, Adee! I still love splashing around in rock pools and examining the fish you find there.


  2. Perfectly captured, and the quality of the photos adds to the nostalgia.


  3. I want to retire there too!! Beautiful en peaceful…is that your children Adee?


  4. it;s such fun to do, especially in warm water areas


  5. smiles this brought back some cool memories of younger days…


  6. I love this poem, the way it dips into a single and singular moment with children playing in a rock pool. A lovely nostalgic feel to it, pictures and all. I sometimes deliberately age or blur photos (using a photoshop-like software) just to add to the nostalgia or mystique.


    • Thank you, Ruth. This was one of those poems that just ‘came’ in a couple of minutes with no tweaking necessary… I keep meaning to have a look at photoshop, but have never managed to get around to it.


  7. I saw exactly what you were writing! Loved it!


  8. …those were the days my friend…we thought they`d never end….


  9. I liked the photos with this piece!


  10. Your words and pictures remind me so much of my childhood on the SA East coast 🙂 Thanks for the bit of nostalgia!


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