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Fish And Shadow

The salmon-trout drifts in the stream,
The soul of the salmon-trout floats over the stream
Like a little wafer of light.

The salmon moves in the sun-shot, bright shallow sea. ...

As light as the shadow of the fish in the day
that falls through the water,

The moonlight at night, through the window above the stairs,
came into the large room

Waning, the Moon was shining below clouds, at the end of Aries,
and beginning of Taurus

Light as the shadow of the fish
That falls through the pale green water
like a noiseless patron of messages, cell phones, and spiders.

The full Moon was early Pisces:
the Sun two months from Scorpio

(Ezra Pound adapted)