The Mad Fishicist

A fly rodding, sheep stalking, moose calling, guitar trying, bird watching, fly tying, Katie loving stay-at-home-dad.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Equinox

"That happy gleam of vernal eyes..."
-William Wordsworth, The Gleaner

Leaves and lives bud with every new hour of sunlight. The world is waking to giggles and curls and "Go, Papa, go!"

Today the Earth tips in our favor. The windows glow at bedtime. We hear the waters move. The trumpeter swan's mate for life has found her.

And somewhere in the Gulf of Alaska, a multitude as ancient as the sea itself is gathering. Their goal is fresh water; their clock is the sun. It is time to return to the river.

We'll trade our sled for bikes soon, and the world will thrive with giggles and curls and "Go, Papa, go!"

10 Comments:

Blogger auntibeck said...

It just keeps getting better and better--this is one of the best poetry you've written...what a collection this blog--tell me it can't be lost!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger realityjunkie said...

How fun. What a good Papa Sophia has.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Belle Etoile said...

I love how much she loves that sled.

GREAT PICTURE babe. I love it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

An expression of gratitude from the Encourager.

TMF - I love your creative writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.
I printed the picture of Sophia and have it right in front of me in my office

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 3:54:00 PM  
Anonymous greg said...

happy spring to you!

Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

The Encourager Exclaims to TMF

You take words and expand them ever so well

If someone else try's their word's they just pale

You Minstrel,epigrammatist, versifier and bard

To keep up with your orations is simply too hard

Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

Thanks everybody. The sick irony of nature is that it snowed another foot last night. Oh well. It has to end.

for the encourager:
if this snow doesn't end, i think i'll go crazy

it's already made me big fat and lazy.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 1:00:00 PM  
Blogger opax said...

Here is one for the Bird-watcher:

The Summer Trees by Douglas Florian

The winter trees are sparse and spare.
You barely see a bird up there.
But after the spring equinox
There's flocks
     and flocks
          and flocks
               and flocks.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger coolskool mom said...

Great picture! Sounds like fun.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:41:00 PM  
Blogger PalmerGirl said...

nice picture! i like the colors on her hat...

Friday, March 23, 2007 3:31:00 PM  

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