Ode to Michael Brewster
All days in and near water.
Met Master Fly Fisher Man eighteen years past.
This famous fly tier and angler became a teacher.
Create Ginger Quill, Gold ribbed hare's ear
and pale morning dun of string.
He taught casting, conservancy and cooking.
Lessons share different by students:
forever one in nature;
catch and release;
or saute salmon on open fire.
Rare Apache trout braves the life of an artist.
Michael taught connection with nature.
He showed courage.
Dressing flies: a silly life,
think what you will;
I swim with steel head.
Grateful to use my gills.
Thank You Michael Brewster
Rest in Peace.
September 27, 2016
copyright Caroline Gerardo for words, images and video