Hello Thoreau

The sage of Walden Pond said

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after”

About whom does he speak?

I put on waders

Lace up my boots;

Tie on a fly.

I’m out to catch one

And I love being on/in

The water.

The patient pursuit of a trout

Heightens, not diminishes the tranquility and beauty

Of early morning on the Battenkill.

The reflection of 

The trees in the river,

The sound of flowing water,

And birds above.

The focusing of eyes and ears 

On breaks in the surface.

We fish for fish and 

we look and listen for more.

There is no separation.

It is a seamless, glorious activity.

September 10, 2020

4 thoughts on “Hello Thoreau

  1. Sounds like you have Walden Pond on the Battenkill!

    So glad to share in your life and its musings Harry!

    With love Gayle

    On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 7:32 AM poems for friends wrote:

    > hkresky posted: ” The sage of Walden Pond said “Many men go fishing all of > their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after” About whom does > he speak? I put on waders Lace up my boots; Tie on a fly. I’m out to catch > one And I love bei” >

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