Dennis Herrell
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Dennis Herrell has been writing poetry for forty years during his adult life as teacher, outside sales person, and, lately, antique dealer. He is like every poet in the world – always in training, and painfully aware of it. Enter his world to read some poems he has had published.

 

Nature Poem #3

Trotline on Austin Bayou

 

 

No moon,

but lantern light

glistens on wet line

sliding between quick fingers.

We two

with a smile

look across the skiff,

complete with simple acts,

thoughts

as quiet as fish

beneath our passing.

 

Our eyes

focus on the line

that now shakes from a force

underwater, a long gleaming

of a catfish hooked, thrashing

and arcing its body in water dance

escape.

And then it's gone,

away somewhere deep.

We are left on a bayou

in lantern light.

 

 

Dennis Herrell

( 12/22/01 – Poet Lore)

 

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