|purple love grass ripening|
This is not the Summer weather that makes me want to avoid doing anything because it's hot and humid. The gentle warmth makes lazing about seem like an affirmative response so I've been sitting and bird watching. Today I've seen:
- white-breasted nuthatches
- a woodpecker
- blue jays (which sound suspiciously like the rusty hinges on our patio screen door)
- a male cardinal
- a crow or two
- a hummingbird or two, plus
- squirrels -- several gray and one red
|Minnesota River at Fort Snelling|
Earlier, I tried googling plus searching Amazon for an anthology of river poems. I found one volume published in England, but nothing (other than a multitude of references to Spoon River Anthology) in the US except the wonderful work being published through River of Words. If any of you want to suggest either an entire volume, or specific poems, feel free. For several months now this has been an itch I've avoided scratching. It seems like building a link-list on a blog page here might be a good way to start but I don't want to reinvent that (water)wheel, just go with the flow. (Sorry) I'm thinking such an anthology might help some folks understand why Minnesota needs a water ethic and, perhaps, help move folks to adopting one. We've already included in prior postings:
- The Negro Speaks of Rivers
- where water comes together with other water
- The River
- I Hear a River thro’ the Valley Wander
- THE MOTH, THE MOUNTAINS, THE RIVERS
|Devil Track River|
We've posted other poems about water and ponds and ... but, for now, the focus is on rivers and other flowing water (creeks, rills etc.). Here's today's addition to the list above.
The Niagara RiverAs though the river were a floor, we position our table and chairs upon it, eat, and have conversation. As it moves along, we notice—as calmly as though dining room paintings were being replaced— the changing scenes along the shore. We do know, we do know this is the Niagara River, but it is hard to remember what that means.
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