CABIN BOY OF FALCONRY
A COLLECTION OF FALCONRY POEMS, BY JAMES WEST NELSON.
These “closed couplets” shown below are just a small sampling of the 43 poetic verses Jim Nelson offers in Cabin Boy of Falconry (A Collection of Falconry Poems). A body of work spanning nearly thirty-five years, this booklet examines almost every aspect of our sport in a variety of formats (from rhyming to free-form; from haiku to limerick). If you don’t get a chuckle from “A Gathering of Prey” you may not have a sense of humor. If you don’t get a lump in your throat reading “My Happy-Go-lucky Warrior” you may not have a heart. This small but potent booklet makes a great gift for the falconer in your life…or for the non-falconer in your life (if you’re a falconer). One falconer’s wife told the author, “Even after 14 years of marriage, I never really understood why he does this, until I read your book.” Book size is 8.5” x 5.5” with 67 pages.
5169 CABIN BOY OF FALCONRY POEMS. $18.95 Weight is 16oz. (Hard bound book.)
Excerpt from Jack Oar review:
“These poems are worthy of being recited around a campy fire at grouse camp. A laugh, a chuckle, a few tears.”
Excerpt from Jamaica Smith review:
“Reading Nelson’s poetry was not a chore but a true pleasure. My only regret in reviewing this book is that there is not more of it to review.
“Serving her Majesty while she’s a gliding, doth lower her pitch, of that I’m confiding.”
“Time being to precious to verify beeping, is later more wasted with no signal cheeping.”
“Have a great spot where daily you fly? Share it with someone, then kiss it goodbye.”
The booklet is accompanied by an audio CD of many of the poems read aloud by the author.