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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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Prince William Sounds

I hear the noise about thy keel;
I hear the bell struck in the night;
I see the cabin-window bright;
I see the sailor at the wheel.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, A. H. H.

A night on the Sound.
A sound hull.
To sound the sea floor for fish and safe passage.
Sounding murres and otters in the wake.
Not a sound but the lapping waves and the eagle's cry.

She is a temperamental lover who gives and takes without warning. Her sounds are life on the water.

We have learned to listen to the sea.

7 Comments:

Blogger Belle Etoile said...

This summer maybe we can convince Bill to take the three of us out there on the water...

Monday, March 19, 2007 5:55:00 AM  
Blogger realityjunkie said...

Whose boat is that. Looks really neat.

Monday, March 19, 2007 7:37:00 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

TMF - I am so proud of you!!
Take time to read the comment I left on BE's blog. Thanks for making this dad proud.

Monday, March 19, 2007 8:09:00 AM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

Auntibeck in this case is the Encourager

Monday, March 19, 2007 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

RJ-The boat belongs to Bill, a friend from church. He manages to get out even when it's too cold to get out. I spent a night on his boat last month and went along as he checked his traps.

TMADF

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

Hey ENC
Thanks for the comment on BE's.

Monday, March 19, 2007 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger coolskool mom said...

cool boat

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 11:50:00 AM  

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