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MartinlfSeptember 18th, 2007, 10:27 am
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Palmyra PA

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If you like the lines from Oliver's poem, check out the whole thing. It's pretty powerful, and may be particularly meaningful to any one who is interested in anadromous fish. I couldn't get the signature line formatting to show the indents, which make the poem look like a heavy riffle, and had to cut out a section to get it all to fit, but you get an idea.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Shawnny3September 18th, 2007, 3:45 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Would you mind posting the whole thing? I'm interested.

-Shawn
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CaseyPSeptember 18th, 2007, 6:04 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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second the request. or maybe there is a link to a page on the 'net. or maybe i'll have to actually find out when my local library is open. i know they love to answer questions there--the only people who do in our harried modern world.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Shawnny3September 19th, 2007, 4:23 am
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It's funny you should say that about librarians, Casey - I've observed the same thing. In a world in which they are becoming a quaint oddity of the past, the librarians I've met seem almost desperate to help me when I ask for something. Kinda sad, actually.

-Shawn
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MartinlfSeptember 19th, 2007, 5:35 am
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Palmyra PA

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I would post it, but there may be copyright issues, and it's long and hard to format. But it is available at your local library (or through interlibrary loan). I found it years ago in the sixth or seventh edition of Contemporary American Poetry, edited by Poulin. It's available used from Amazon used for 1.50 and has some other neat poems, including the other fish poem I posted a while back. Or PM me your address and I'll mail you a copy. (Offer only good for first three responses).

Poulin
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CaseyPSeptember 19th, 2007, 2:47 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
i'm allergic to Amazon, since there is no way at all to interact with a human being when doing business with them. thus, off to the library. it's open until 9, just like the mall...clever, really!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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