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A Spondee for a Northern Hero

At first, he didn’t
lower a line…
Passing one foot’s width…
Hesitantly, although,
he did not know,
to…one…side.

All the time coming to,
The day which,
He was told might…come…

But after he had worried,
For no reason he thought.
And began to drill…
All delay… done…

Fishing, a mere dot in white out
He fell through…
No more walking on water…
His legend begun…

He has now become the line,
For countless tigers to die,
Away from their native sun…

Allowing beggars, to know the king’s,
Methods, for their own petty eyes…
All have become Ahab, all have become, flood…

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Another departure:

The Ice-cold arm chair

At first, he didn’t
lower a line…
Passing one foot’s width…
Hesitantly, although
he did not know
to…one…side,

But after he had worried
For no reason he thought
And began to drill…
All delay… done…
All the time coming to…
The day which,

He was told might…come…

Fishing in white out
Through a full stop
he fell through
Into a story, into a wondering
you too are, about to…

And without notice
Became an immortal
Forever frozen
Until he passed… Unlike you
Back up to the surface
Up and remembered
unlike you…

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And a third version:

The Ice-cold arm chair

At first, he didn’t
lower a line…
Passing one foot’s width…
Hesitantly, although,
he did not know, why
to…one…side,

All the time coming to,
The day which,
He was told might…come…

But after he had worried,
For no reason he thought,
And began to drill…
All delay… done…

All the time coming to…
The day which,
He was told might…come…

Fishing; a mere dot in white out
He fell through…
All delay… done.

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I think the 3rd version is the one.