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  • Tables Turned

    From the Evening Star, May 7, 1914. By Philander Johnson.

    I watched the gently flowing stream
        Where silver ripples stray.
    Beneath the water’s flash and gleam
        I knew the fish would play.
    I thought of many a prize to make
        A rare and tempting dish.
    I sat and dreamed, though half awake,
        That I was stringin’ fish.

    I looked and saw the finny tribe
        Down in the water clear.
    Swift circles they would there describe
        And to my hook draw near.
    I made full many a fervent wish,
        They romped in graceful glee.
    I dreamed that I was stringin’ fish.
        The fish were stringin’ me.