Saturday Morning

The Saturday morning meadowlark
came in from high up
with her song gliding into tall grass
still singing. How I’d like
to glide around singing in the summer
then to go south to where I already was
and find fields full of meadowlarks
in winter. But when walking my dog
I want four legs to keep up with her
as she thunders down the hill at top speed
then belly flops into the deep pond.
Lark or dog I crave the impossible.
I’m just human. All too human.

~ Jim Harrison, from “Solstice Litany” in Dead Man’s Float

Notes: Poem Source – Thank you Hammock Papers. Photo: Pixabay


  1. joyful

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘The Saturday morning meadowlark, came in from high up, with her song gliding into tall grass, still singing … ‘ There’s more!! … Jim Harrison, from “Solstice Litany” in Dead Man’s Float.

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  3. such beauty; although I had to read it twice before understanding – I guess the Pastis was a bit strong (and being up with practically no sleep due to the tremendous heat and mountains to wash and hang up since 8am)…..

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  4. There was one episode of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain I had skipped, the Montana Episode. Because, what could there possibly be in Montana? Yes, I’m ignorant! It was great to see Jim Harrison and Bourdain.

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  5. Thanks for the refreshing smile …. and memories this morning❣️


  6. Witnessing the simple joys.

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  7. Freedom is happiness, to be able to do as you please.

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  8. A wonderful thing to be.

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