Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, had a hammer named Mjölnir. Mjölnir was considered a fierce weapon that could level mountains and summon lightning with every blow. In this poetry blog, every Thursday, (Thor’s Day), Mjölnir will forge only song - sing of the mysteries and beauties of the world.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

      for Harvey Rosen

to find the tuna
follow the porpoise

run and gun it
turn your engines off

yards from the school
the trick: to get your bait in

as the boat drifts
forward, on the slide

when you hook one
rest the rod on the rail

sit with all your weight
on the end

time your reeling
with the rocking

when the boat tilts down
you reel down

reel to the beat
of the tail

to the slack beat

grind the fish
an inch at a time

the trick: to live life like this
some can, some can’t

some have no choice
the thrill of the fight

has had its hooks in them
from the start

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