Saturday, February 23, 2008

Of Crows & Fish Dreams



It's only 25 degrees (F) out this morning, but the trees are peppered with crows; the wind, full of the talk of crows.

Something is happening.

Last night I dreamed of the word "eelpout," and began to rhyme it while dreaming, making up little poems.

I started to laugh and woke myself up.

An "eelpout" is a fish, another name for the ling cod, or burbot.

I think winter is coming to its close.

3 Comments:

Blogger Leslie said...

What is the connection between an eelpout and a hornpout? There is a pond in Maine called Hornpout. I've always wondered.

12:24 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Leslie:


A "hornpout" or "horned pout" is a kind of cat fish.

Out here, we would call one a "bullhead."

I had to look that up!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Hey, thanks!

Of course, could have looked it up. Duh.

6:53 PM  

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