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The Coyote

The coyote no longer races along the fence`line in fields of winter`wheat the doe & her fawns have abandoned the hill`sides The ospreys have all forsaken circling over the river in quest for today’s feast and the golden`eagles have surrendered … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

Once again the siren song of the fisher`man calls across the pass from the big river come my friend wet your keel Cast your line into deep waters cold as snow`melt where wild steelhead still run in currents carving the … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Nineteen

Along the road came the fisherman no fly`rod in his hands no creel slung at his side but beside every stream he’d dangle his legs over the bank The fish found his toes a curiosity   they’d swim between his legs … Continue reading

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Fresh Line

The lines of the times are all snarled the social reels gone bird`nests in twists loops naughty knots A fisherman can’t fish but sits for an hour in untangling the untanglable before giving up to chop the nest out start … Continue reading

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Summer`Drift

A solitary monarch butterfly landed on the tip of my rod a frequent perch in summer for the lacy blue dragonflies frequenting the coulee`basin where the river stacks up on a dam the deep water churning in giant whirlpools bending … Continue reading

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Fishing in Fire

The sun hangs a red ball in the early August sky filtered through wood ash It’s just one shade paler than the bloody moon filled the sky last night A breath’s hard to catch out on stagnant water tastes of … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

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There Was a Day: 2016

There was a day in March months after the wild`fire when the scorched` hills broke out green the Columbia River bluer than the sky flowed east`west full to its banks There was a day in July the water so low … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing Will be back in a week!

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The Fisherman

On the river among deep coulees we turn the motor off Let the boat drift down` stream to find its course Let the currents take us where`ever when`ever they will in a silence soft & sweet In their racks the rods … Continue reading

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The Song of the River

From a distance the river calls to me Come! Slip your keel into my steady flow Follow my lead Deep mysteries lie within my reach Secrets great & small of man chasing boy with line & hook My silver angels … Continue reading

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Avian Welfare

In the dead pine`snag birds sit in conference Seven large black crows on the upscale branches Thirteen white seagulls on the lower`rent ones awaiting the fish`cleaning that is about to get started in the shallows below them the crows mum … Continue reading

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