Walton's Thumb

Angel's Flight, Vol. 5.1 (1980)

Terence Martin

Be quiet and go a-angling.
	    Izaak Walton


Be patient
until the evening distances
the drone of the last boat.
Wait
while flies scramble like commuters
for the final shafts of sun.
When your hand rises in its shadow
Present the lure.
It flutters into life
dances on the lake
disappears
like a word
cast upon silence.


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