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Dad's Morning

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jbowie
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BANGOR (that OR) ME


0 posted 03-12-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

Gray rinsed light teases one's view through
the early morning fog, drifting in from
the coast on languid sea breezes, settling
in the valley, long ago carved from stone
by relentless mile high glaciers

Warm evaporating lake mists rise and
intertwine with the cooler coastal air,
swirling about and casting ashen shadows
across the deepening colors evolving on
the surface of the placid lake

The low tack and thrum of a bantam
outboard motor, echoes behind the aging
Boston whaler that plies through the still
water, leaving quick travelling ripples
to mark it's ghostlike crossing

A fishing pole, secured by age dulled brass
fasteners, bobs rythmically to the pull of
deep swirling currents, as it trails behind
the boat awaiting the chance to catch the eye
of the denizens swimming below

His warm, packed pipe releases small tendril
of curling smoke, puffed occasionally while
loosely held between befitting teeth, imbuing
the air faintly with the slightly sweet smells
of an open hearth hardwood fire

Agile fish roll, feeding upon water bound
blackflies, causing concentric ripples to break
the lake surface, always beyond the reach of
the bobbing fishing pole, but never beyond
the reach of hopeful anticipitation


 A real man
kisses his children goodnight
© Copyright 2000 James Bowie - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 03-12-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great! Beautifully written! I especially loved the last two lines!

Denise
jbowie
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BANGOR (that OR) ME


2 posted 03-12-2000 11:41 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

thanks denise, applies to almost anything huh? You really do your job here, I mean do you read every post on the site? Would melt my little brain.
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Florida's Foreverly Shores


3 posted 03-12-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hey .... MOM's morning too !
Makes me want to put out a sign ....
GONE FISHING !

'The low tack and thrum of a bantam
outboard motor'

That line alone ... calls my name.
Need a first-mate?
I like much.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Denise
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4 posted 03-13-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I don't get to read and reply to all of them...not as many as I would like to. I think I am able to read as many as I do because I don't spend much time writing   so reading what others have been able to come up with is the next best thing! Sort of tides me over until I get a spark of inspiration myself, I guess! Yours are always a pleasure, among the finest on the site!  

Denise
 
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