A Week on the Kentucky River

Reading Henry David Thoreau's "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," Which Nobody Reads Anymore (But Should)

. . . rivers Are the Almighty’s joy. How could He otherwise Descend? —Friederich Hölderlin, tr. Richard Sieburth SATURDAY Alone on a mild summer day, I slide my wooden boat down a muddy bank and it lands with a splash in the slack water of the Kentucky River. I scramble down, take a seat at the midthwart of…