Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm Knowing You.

I'm Knowing You.

We've only known each other for a few months now.
I swam the warm season.
Watched the changes in your sloping shore
After the big storm.
I've sifted through the gifts washed up each morning
Like a browsing patron at an antique store.

I know we haven't known each other long,
But I feel closer to you today.
I anticipate the tidal changes.
I watch the schooling bait fish.
I can see this is growing into a great friendship.


I went for a jog today. I ran along the waters edge in our backyard. I began thinking how I've come to know this water. Like a friendship, it has grown since we've been in Virginia.  I thought that I should write something about that, but I think I forgot sometime between the end of the run and dinner. It wasn't until I came across Jay Zimmerman's  blog, Colorado Fly Fishing Report, that I remembered. You see, Jay Z.... ha... (I wrote that to differentiate from the other Jay I know, The Naturalist's Angle. I'll leave it) As I was saying, he wrote a post today proposing that we all "GET TO KNOW YOUR HOME WATER BETTER!" I agree and it prompted me to get my thoughts written down. So, thanks Jay Z. I appreciate it. I was going to post a video of a Jay Z and Radiohead mashup called Jaydiohead, but I will let you find those as they all seem to have explicit lyrics.  Try "No Karma," "Song and Cry," or "99 Anthems."


  1. I've referred to him as "Jay Z" in a blog comment previously. I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds some humor in that.

  2. I figure it must be pretty unoriginal :) He probably gets sick of it. Like when someone says, "I'm a geologist. It rocks!" But I also still think it is funny. I'm glad you do too.

  3. I got the rap patrol on the gat patrol...loved the poem. Thanks for the shout out, brother!

  4. You're making the yankee hat more famous than a yankee can. I got your back :) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. "I've sifted through the gifts washed up each morning; Like a browsing patron at an antique store." -- good words, d.nash. Glad you're getting to know her...

  6. e - yes. me too. It was a nice epiphany. Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm on to your page next to see what gem you've left us.