Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness

Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness

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Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness

Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness

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AN ANGLER'S WISH IN TOWN

When tulips bloom in Union Square,

And timid breaths of vernal air

Are wandering down the dusty town,

Like children lost in Vanity Fair;


When every long, unlovely row

Of westward houses stands aglow

And leads the eyes toward sunset skies,

Beyond the hills where green trees grow;

Then weary is the street parade,

And weary books, and weary trade:

I'm only wishing to go a-fishing;

For this the month of May was made.


I guess the pussy-willows now

Are creeping out on every bough

Along the brook; and robins look

For early worms behind the plough.

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