Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nary a Fish Gets Past Honey Goat

Honey Goat
Two we caught yesterday.
Suz and I caught late-season springers in Oregon.  Thanks to John Wilkens this morning for publishing a poetry interview with me in The San Diego Union-Tribune.  I pasted the poem I mentioned in the interview below.

My new book Lost Salmon was just finished at MoonPath Press, and cover art by Jennifer Williams was approved (two salmon on lower left image of her site).  Lost Salmon should be available soon.

The Fisherman's Wife

I tell her I lost the salmon.

"Did you check your leader
for wind knots?"

I say "Yes, but I was too lazy
to change it."

"Well then, it's your fault
isn't it?"

I'm used to this kind of sympathy.

She is as exacting as the river
and as beautiful.

Thursday, June 9, 2016