He is also observable earlier in the poem musing, while fishing, on the King
his brother's death and the King his father's before him, on the dull canal.
Now adays I s'pose 'twould be fisson of some sort, if 'twere Donne, when
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>And at the end of my journey through the waste land, I met the Fisher
>there he sat, fishing, the arid plain behind him, setting his lands in
>and I saw with my own eyes how fully he was�equipped, as the poet had
>with his three staves, the three-fold mantra --�Datta, Dayadhvam,
>and I could hear him mumble an incantation of shantih shantih shantih --
I rather like this CR.