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Violin and Gun

Updated: Feb 19


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(note: coyotes pronounced ky-oats)



The mariner on the shore whose working days were done Kept two treasures by his side a violin and gun “Why violin and gun?” I asked “You sailed sea-borne boats” “Violin for the soul,” he said “The gun for the coyotes”

North by east and north by west True north falls between And that old man at water’s edge was the strangest ever seen He took me into where he lived from walls stared dead coyotes When he picked up the violin the walls wept soulful notes “Where in your soul did you see fit to kill all those coyotes?” “Truth is it was the only way to play the soulful notes” North by east and north by west True north falls between And that old man at water’s edge was strange enough to have been

North by east and north by west True north falls between And that old man at water’s edge was like many we have seen



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