“Izaak Walton and the Death of Donne”

“Izaak Walton and the Death of Donne” by Devon Miller-Duggan begins:

And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
still as surfaces where Izaak Walton wrote out
the death of John Donne, or angled
in darkwet spring waters, coldwet to his bones
and keeping still, still with joy,
fishing for salmon, for trout,
either of which could be God, as could the arc of his line,
the pushing water, or the eyes of Indian ponies
nowhere near England, or the vision
toward which Donne gazed—steady, starved, ecstatic—for days.
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Also by Devon Miller-Duggan at Heron Tree: “Geology of Separation” and “At Christ in the Desert.”