a community newsletter by and for the residents of Woodland Valley
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Woodland Brook - Poetry from Boreegard
I am obsessed by Woodland Brook
There’s early spring, when the water runs Fast and blue and the shadblow blooms pure white All along the valley corridor. My father directs me to use a quill Gordon. Iron Fraudator hatches while the last Thin snow falls.
Grandpa was right. Life is not all skittles and beer. Even on a bright Memorial Day, You can find evidence of Winter’s Harsh directive.
The stench of rotting flesh hits us Like a wall, as we crash through Sinewy brush, lugging heavy buckets Of stocking trout.
The doe’s body was hidden in deep water, Until this sudden dry spell. Lately she has become the uncontested property, Of recalcitrant valley dogs and buzzflies.
In summer the brook dwindles to a crystalline trickle, Under a demanding sun, grasshoppers bask In the hot dust and fiddle beneath the black-eyed suzies.
Cautious trout maintain themselves in the shade Of willows and smooth children’s jumping rocks. They wait for nighttime when they will fill with Brash courage and feed in a frenzy on top.
Take your rod and visit them then. To Hell with the cocktail hour.
Cold wet autumn, when the slate drakes hatch Leaving their skinhusks behind like gossamer souvenirs of their First life. As May flies, they flutter off through the rain To begin their brief climactic last-life.
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Here is a 24 hour video loop of the weather in Woodland Valley. The camera goes to black during the nighttime hours but gives you a pretty good idea of the weather in the remaining daytime hours of the loop.
Be aware that the most current weather is at the end of the loop.