Furled Leader Poetry

Nothing is safe on FF@. Nothing. Nope. Not even furled leaders.

And yes, I'm sure there's a Nietzsche joke in here somewhere :)

Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998
From: Claude Freaner
Subject: Re: Furled Leaders

Black Richard wrote about Re: Furled Leaders:

>If your first attempt at furling leaders results
>in two hundred and twenty yards of tangles,
>then you might not do it furlong.

Richard Black set forth to go angle;
And saw that his leader did dangle.
He made one by furling
And ended up hurling
A furlong of line in a tangle

Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998
From: Blake Werner
Subject: Fwd: Re: Furled Leaders

furling leaders costs
ask mister starr about that
is shorter better?

Now.....fast forward to January 23, 2004:

From: kathy scott
Subject: furled leader poetry

With the end of the semester, there's a free afternoon for grading, and librarians, like me, have none of that do to. Instead, I thought I'd pass along the following, dedicated to those furled leader makers who are on this list ...

And, yes, I have had many/ plenty/ an amazing number of people ask what a "furl" is... hence this little poem.

Keep in mind that I'm not a poet ;-)



He furled his brow

As she furled her sail

And stepped from boat to land.

What was that gear

Furled on her back

Then spread upon the sand?

From his post

Furlongs apart,

He saw both reel and line.

Her furlough ashore

Was meant to be

One of the fishing kind.

She wore an air

Heíd seen before.

He knew no fish could heed her,

For on her line,

Its threads entwined,

A furled fishing leader!

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