Melissa Hager’s “Fishermen” after Steve McCurry

Melissa Hager
FISHERMEN
after “Fishermen, South Coast, Sri Lanka” by Steve McCurry

Emasculation of self, poverty
a pathway to faith, wealth
a hindrance. Water washes
away transgression, harbors
pure spirit in God’s creation.

Clinging to a stick above turbulent
waves, ever on the edge
of starvation and want, always
mindful; we are loved
more than many sparrows.

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Melissa Hager reads her poem at Art of Poetry on September 19, 2015. The next event at Hickory Museum of Art will be Saturday, December 12 beginning at 2 pm in the lobby entrance of the museum. Join us! Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

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4 Responses to Melissa Hager’s “Fishermen” after Steve McCurry

  1. So nice to see the painting as well as the poet and the poem. I find “emasculation” a rather heavy word to begin on. But perhaps one must begin FULL SPEED AHEAD in this case.

    • missmellibrary says:

      Thank you for your insight, Ann. Indeed, it is a heavy word. I needed to get ego out of the spiritual equation effectively.

  2. Miss Mel that is a lovely poem! “We are loved more than many sparrows.”

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