Give me a rod of the split bamboo,
a rainy day and a fly or two,
a mountain stream where the eddies play,
and mists hang low o’er the winding way.
Give me a haunt by the furling brook,
A hidden spot in a mossy nook,
No sound save hum of the drowsy bee
or lone bird’s tap on the hollow tree.
The world may roll with it’s busy throng,
And phantom scenes on it ‘s way along,
It’s stocks may rise, or it’s stocks may fall
Ah! What care I for it’s baubles all?
I cast my fly o’er the troubled rill,
Luring the beauties by magic skill,
With mind at rest and a heart at east,
And drink delight at the balmy breeze.
A lusty trout to my glad surprise,
Speckled and bright on the crest arise,
Then splash and plunge in a dazzling whirl,
Hope springs anew as the wavelets curl.
Gracefully swinging from left to right,
Action so gentle-motion so slight.
Tempting, enticing, on craft intent
Till yielding tip by the game is bent.
Drawing in slowly, then letting go
Under the ripples where mosses grow.
Doubting my fortune, lost in a dream,
Blessing the land of forest and stream. 🌿🍃🍂🍁
Welcome to the Rainbow Trout room! Folks say it is the best sleeping room in the house! Whether you prefer to keep it cozy and quiet or open the window and listen to the rushing river, this room is a delight! •
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