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In Praise of Country Life

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In Praise of Country Life

Is it the songs of the chirping bird in the morning?

Or is it the sound of the crickets at night?

It could be the timely crow of the village cockerels in the morning

That has awakened the residents for yet another beautiful morning?

Could it be  because of the village mongrels that are barking furiously as they chase the
wild rabbit to the nearby wood?

Or it the mooing and the bleating of the sheep as they demand to have their middle belts

It could probably be the noise of the school children as they rush to school

Probably it is because of the hooting of the milk collector as he comes for the morning
milk to take to the dairy?



Is it because of the fresh produce of the greens?

Is it because of the numerous expanse of the land that the eyes can not have to its full?

Could it be because of the naughty neighbors that will listen to your silent conversations?

Or is it because of the early neighborly visits just when the "morning devotion" is at its

Could it be because of the neighborliness of the neighbors?

Probably it is because of the 'friendships' behind the banana plants near the house.

Or it could be the whispered sweet nothings under the tree just outside the gate with the
moon smiling over the young lovers

It could be because of the 'accidental' pouring of hot dirty and foul smelling water to
the shadowed forms near the banana plant?


Or am i just blindly in love with country life?!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2011 3:27:00 AM
    I appreciate this, great work, Esther

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 5:01:00 AM
    Doris am good. Am glad that you liked it Oimbo thanks for the wonderful comments

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 4:37:00 AM
    this is really a wonderful piece. and it is highly experimental to the extent the i feel that you have discovered a new type of poetry.the conversational tone of this poem is also highly artistic

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 6:14:00 PM
    funny how are you? enjoyed the nostalgia...