Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Complete Angler - Part2


flyfishingunlimited said...

Great footage Mark, thanks for posting!


: ) indeed... James Prosek has high standard in shooting artsy film...

flyfishingunlimited said...

Mark, here is a poem which came to my mind after watching this clip...


Although I can see him still.
The freckled man who goes
To a grey place on a hill
In grey Connemara clothes
At dawn to cast his flies,
It's long since I began
To call up to the eyes
This wise and simple man.
All day I'd looked in the face
What I had hoped 'twould be
To write for my own race
And the reality;
The living men that I hate,
The dead man that I loved,
The craven man in his seat,
The insolent unreproved,
And no knave brought to book
Who has won a drunken cheer,
The witty man and his joke
Aimed at the commonest ear,
The clever man who cries
The catch-cries of the clown,
The beating down of the wise
And great Art beaten down.

Maybe a twelvemonth since
Suddenly I began,
In scorn of this audience,
Imagining a man,
And his sun-freckled face,
And grey Connemara cloth,
Climbing up to a place
Where stone is dark under froth,
And the down-turn of his wrist
When the flies drop in the stream;
A man who does not exist,
A man who is but a dream;
And cried, 'Before I am old
I shall have written him one
poem maybe as cold
And passionate as the dawn.'


That is wonderful! Thanks! Vlad.

This remind me when I was crazy about mountaineering and birding, I always carry a field note with me, for diary or just write/draw something special...although my writing is not good at all, it still serve me as real treasure : )
Maybe I should bring a field note and watercolor kit with my rod next time!

flyfishingunlimited said...

Mark I think you really should... My wife gave me a sketchbook for last birthday and some charcoal pencils...I haven't used them yet. Maybe we should both do it and compare the thoughts and images from the waters we fish...? I don't know!


Ha ha ha ha... GREAT IDEA!

Vlad, This thread really make my day! (I been trouble shooting all day in the lab lately...@@)

We should have some matching post... I am excited now about my next trip - Fishing and Drawing on the riverside!!

LET'S DO IT! "riverside illustration!" (maybe you can give it better term... :P)

flyfishingunlimited said...

Mark, it is a great idea, LET'S DO IT!