A sampling of poems from Larry Gavin

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 23, 2013 - 6:12 PM

A sampling of poems from Larry Gavin:

BEFORE STEPPING

“The words stop but the meaning keeps going on.” Basho

Let it be the moment

before stepping into the water to fish.

Flies lined up in a box like

days on a calendar. A cigar

still unlit waiting: cows,

the definition of bliss, graze along

the far bank like those things

in life we hope to never forget.

Be there in that moment.

Just before water presses and

chills against legs; the gentle

pressure of time passing.

Wait a moment and study rocks

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