EDITOR’S CHOICE: Bringing some of my favorite previously-published poems back to the front page
Submitted by Karen Sandberg
two anglers wait for trout
in clear waters of Cheat River
they cast lines
sailing out silent
surrounding air trembles with thunder
I sip wine on the hot shaded deck
listen to the diners
paired as we once were
you would love this spot
overlooking river and mountains
so soon after your death can you see me
I visit with the pretty bartender
who plans to marry the chef
her delight makes me look for you
the anglers look for trout
lines out silent
About the Poet
Karen Sandberg lives and writes in Minnesota, watching the seasons unfold, traveling in search of alternate scenery. She has been published on Vita Brevis, Freshwater Journal.
So very beautiful and poignant Karen. I could feel her sense of loss and instantly knew that he had loved trout fishing. Wonderful poetry.
I, too, loved this poem, especially the end “lines out silent.” Bittersweet. Well done.
Gorgeous poetry and art. So many memorable lines