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Love on the Farm



Mucking out and milking, we are curds in the churn.
Our house is a blooming belly brimful and snuffling,
feet planted in the green rubber of muddy dawns.

A fox rapturously cherished a hen last night;
brown feathers speckled red fly now on the wind.
The patchy cat watches; it knows that we share
a dream-guzzling tractor, with its rhythmus purr.

The tangy beasts are fed, the turkey and goose fatted.
Our meat squeals in the marketplace and struts to auction.
What is not eaten, wallows.
We live thigh deep, grub and plow;
partake in the love of it.
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Submitted by JohnDiamond on February 16, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXA BXXX BXAXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 538
Words 99
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 5

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