The Dipper
           (after reading Kathleen Jamie)
Zapper, skimmer,
plopper, splasher,
aquatic mouse-pilot
who jiggers like a fish
you belong to water
no less than fish: utterly;
are too dull-feathered
to be taken for a halcyon
or to bear a Classical
title - your own name,
sturdy proletarian
of the mill streams,
being kin to cutter,
tiller, spinner,
miller, tapper,
potter, fitter.
Patrick Milan

If you have any comments on this poem, Patrick Milan would be pleased to hear them.

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