Get it. Thus shall I just use "gently blow"?Two problems: "people" (plural) would surely have more than just a singular "pole." And how does a breeze blow (or caress) a fishing pole? I just can't imagine it, or wanting to say it.
You could use the verb caress in something like "The gentle sea breeze caressed her face." But your sentence about the fishing pole (which I call a fishing rod, anyway) is bizarre.
Thank you very much. Is there a appropriate term you can think of.I agree with Glenfarclas...
Caress has a sensual note. Unless there is a close/special relationship between the speaker/writer and their fishing poles, it (the use of caress) is not appropriate.
Speaking as a curmudgeonly old fisherman and not an aficionado of effusive poetic writing, I see the effort as being over the top.
I had a great fishing trip this past Friday and if I had said something to my companions as "Gee the wind is caressing my fishing pole," they would have thought me to be rather weird.
Since it will be written on a tourist brochure, I want to emphasize the tender soft side of the wind and write it this way.I'm just not sure why you would want to comment on the effect of the wind upon somebody's fishing rod. And I think it would take a pretty stiff wind to have a noticeable effect anyway. Maybe:
"A sudden, violent gust blew the fishing rod right out of the old man's hands."
I want to write it on a tourist brochure and suggest the soft side of the breeze and the peaceful life there.In your mind what action does the breeze have on the pole? Once we know that, we can make informed suggestions.
A wind can bend a sapling and I would imagine it could do so to a pole.
A breeze can make something flutter or vibrate. We need a bit more information.
What if it is written in a tourist brochure?Speaking as a curmudgeonly old fisherman and not an aficionado of effusive poetic writing, I see the effort as being over the top.
I had a great fishing trip this past Friday and if I had said something to my companions such as "Gee the wind is caressing my fishing pole," they would have thought me to be rather weird.
Get it. Thank you very much.For the travel brochure I think the effect on the fishing pole is irrelevant. It is the pole's holder that is of interest.
So you might want to address the breeze to the fisherman.
While fishing you will frequently find that a gentle breeze will keep you comfortable even under the direct sun.
Get. Thank you very much.What if you aren't fishing, or don't fish? I suppose you are really writing about the pleasant climate, but surely there isn't a soft/gentle/cooling breeze all the time? Breezes make leaves rustle in trees, they make the girls' skirts, and flags, flutter. Cool breezes waft the delicious odours of your fresh caught fish cooking for dinner under .... ,oh gosh, it must be infectious.
Just write simple, factual English.