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Going fishing this summer? You’ll want the blessing of Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, the Greek god and goddess of the sea. But god or not, no fisherman is lucky all the time, as you will see if you read on. Looks like he might have a bit of trouble aiming with the crooked tines on his trident.

Triton dwells beneath the sea,

In a house of gold,

Fisherman he wants to be,

Trident makes him bold.


When the fish were scarce one day,

Down he swam so deep,

Brought his conch up to the bay,

Called, and fish did leap.


As they neared his special rock,

Triton aimed his spear,

Fish eyes ogled him in shock,

Saying, “Dear, oh, dear!”


Triton flung his trident wide,

Missed them by a mile,

As the fish swam past his side,

They couldn’t help but smile.




Author: wordsfromanneli

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42 thoughts on “Triton

  1. Epic verse, Anneli! And the image of smiling fish will stay with me for the rest of the day. Maybe longer.

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  2. Good morning, dear Anneli,
    did you write this poem? We love the rhythm of the text and it made us smile as well.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. Imaginative verse.
    Is the statue, close by? What a sight it must be.


  4. The picture reminds me of “Aquaman”. 😉

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  5. Wonderful, Anneli! ❤️

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  6. I loved the poem but really–the picture. Is there really a Trident statue in a pond by your house?

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  7. Hahaha! 😀 Excellent poem! Where did you find him? His trident tines certainly have seen better days!

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  8. LOL! He would crack up the fish in my pond.

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  9. See?? I love your poetry. Smiling along with the fish…

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  10. Love your poem and the picture!

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  11. A fun poem, Anneli. The big one got away! And what a cool statue. 🙂

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  12. Great picture of Triton! I didn’t know that statue was there. I love it. Your poem was very entertaining as well.

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    • I had seen it when we were in Lund, but had forgotten (it was quite a while ago). The Captain took this picture when he was over there recently. And thanks, Sonja. I’m glad you liked the poem.


  13. Wow, that is such an interesting shot. I wonder what happened–mangled in the dishwasher? 😉


  14. How cool to have that statue in the water!

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