Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland

The Boat

Peter Jensen

I think there is nothing as cheerful
as fishermen on the shore
repairing their boat
at the beginning of Spring.
There they are fixing imaginary leaks,
as the first green buds open
like the faces of fish
that will open to their bait.
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"The Boat" from Confluence: Selected Poems by Peter Jensen, Erik Muller, and David Johnson, Walking Bird Press, 1992. Reprinted by permission of the author.


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