Friday, April 8, 2011

We Are Nature Too

I think this is a poem, or a song. Anyway: it is really something. I think. I'm going to read more Jim Harrison, and if I like him, I'll possibly pick up more Shakespeare. I've been meaning to get round to it for some time.


I want to die in the saddle. An enemy of civilization
I want to walk around in the woods, fish and drink.

I'm going to be a child about it and I can't help it, I was
born this way and it makes me very happy to fish and drink.

I left when it was still dark and walked on the path to the
river, the Yellow Dog, where I spent the day fishing and drinking.

After she left me and I quit my job and wept for a year and
all my poems were born dead, I decided I would only fish and drink.

Water will never leave earth and whiskey is good for the brain.
What else am I supposed to do in these last days but fish and drink?

In the river was a trout, and I was on the bank, my heart in my
chest, clouds above, she was in NY forever and I, fishing and drinking.

-Jim Harrison

Here is a short film I liked.


  1. "...but then some rare times we value most, you're inside, looking out..."

  2. this guy's shit is extraordinarily good.

  3. Gotta read more of that dude. Thx for sharing it.

  4. "What language do you speak when you talk to animals?"

    "Oh, you just squawk."

    I love it. Thanks!

  5. Glad you liked it. I like this one too: "I would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass."

  6. One of America's best modern day poets and writers.