Asleep in the Body of Salmon

There’s a woman asleep
in the body of salmon
behind the jagged teeth
and furious jaw
parting the great river
with desire for life.



Sculpture by Ruth Alice Brockman 1/21/55 - 7/9/13

Sculpture by Ruth Alice Brockman
1/21/55 – 7/9/13


10 Responses to “Asleep in the Body of Salmon”

  1. Marco says:

    I have met that woman, and I like her!

  2. Sarah Hanson says:

    We are one……………..

  3. Stan Grindstaff says:

    Don, I like the tempo of this quick adventure–from sleep to wakefulness, promise of life to come, from the inside out…

  4. Pichay says:

    What is important to Gaia and to humanity is the restoration of the feminine, squelched for so long IN men, and BY men. Tom Kenyon addresses this. Salmon is marker species in north america. Thank you, Don.

  5. roger says:

    Well done, Don.

  6. Athena Coleman says:

    Such vigor and complexity in so few words – – –

  7. Bill Dare says:

    Touched by the shortness of Breath and Depth of feeling.

  8. Jude says:

    Yes. Yes that is what is.

  9. Bev Berk-Boon says:

    I have been cooking a great deal of fresh salmon, with all sorts of different fillings; feeling after a while as if I was putting a woman iinto the salmon. Meditating on that, an answer was almost there.
    Then your fleeting poem precisely answered the action.
    The culmination of these seemingly small activities is the thirst for life that finds the parting of the river.
    Thank you for that insight, Don.

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