On Men

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Adam Norgaard saatchiart.com

The farmer
steps onto the boat
Says to the fisherman
‘Think it’ll rain this afternoon!’
The fisherman ponders a response
‘Good time for planting corn!’
And for the remainder
of the day each man
keeps silence

“I say to the baker, ‘Things could be worse,
what with the tins and the smell of warm yeast,
and the solitude at dawn while it rains outside.'” ~ David Guterson

About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to On Men

  1. sounds like a pair of downeasterners from Maine

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