Ted Hughes — English Poet born on August 16, 1930, died on October 28, 1998

Edward James "Ted" Hughes, OM was an English poet and children's writer. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. He served as Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death... (wikipedia)

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
What happens in the heart simply happens.
It took the whole of Creation To produce my foot, my each feather: Now I hold Creation in my foot.
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