Contents


Forest Fire

Goldfinches Near Cooper Marsh

Beer and Rock Bass

Bullfrogs

The Creek Behind My House

The Game

Whitetail

En Route à Montréal/The Flowering Crab

Siamese Fighting Fish/Distant Carp

In Open Air

First Unmelting Flake

Snared

Remembered Moose


About the Poet

Acknowledgements

Chapbook Home

Friday Circle Home

Near Cooper Marsh

by Jesse P. Ferguson




But just as the sun dropped in the river
the bull moose gathered his strength
like a scaffolded king, straightened and lifted his horns …
                                                                      —Alden Nowlan







~For Laura



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Copyright © 2006 by Jesse P. Ferguson
Electronic edition, 2006. ISBN 1-896362-40-0
Print edition forthcoming. ISBN 1-896362-41-9