Sunday, August 8, 2010

You Asked for It!


HAIKU HEIGHTS

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Topic 'FIELD'

FIELD
Somnolent under a workaday sky.
Cows low fitfully.
The circle of the year turns on.

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YOU ASKED FOR IT!

You asked for a Field....
Here it is.
Not unpleasant.
Rural, useful, cow-flecked.
Bordered by a straggling fence.
A Field is a workaday thing,
Rufty-tufty, ragged and unremarkable.
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Ah! But if you had asked for a Meadow!
That would have been a different thing altogether!
A Meadow is
Billowing,
Lush,
Smelling of sweet clover.
It is inhabited by bees,
And young lovers hidden in the grass.
It is surrounded by snow-clad mountains
And overhung by blue skies and the whitest of clouds!
Here is a Meadow!

If only you had asked me for a Meadow
I could have written a proper poem!
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4 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Fascinating, poetic way of finding only utilitarian attraction in a field while a meadow is laden with lush beauty of pleasures! I guess I'm not sure because I have not seen a meadow!

Leo said...

what a lovely photograph & haiku, Brenda :)

thank u for sharing! :D

magiceye said...

that is a beautiful pic!!
the haiku is laidback as should be when about a field!

Stan Ski said...

Great contast of 'field' and 'meadow'.