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maids

Maids. 

Yesterday I saw an old fashion milk maid 
coming out of the cowshed she carried  
a pail of milk in her left arm, the grip so 
firm fingers used to squeezing cows long 
teats twice a day… and she was followed 
by five cats with erect tails….

She is the last of a vanishing group of stout
women who smell of cream and honey.
She had an open freckled face and sunlight 
danced on her Monroe lips; too late now
for me, milking machines quite obscene,
a Fata Morgana? When I blinked she vanished.  

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Jan, , thank you for sharing your poem, always :-) PD

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 11/10/2012 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Destroyer
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:36:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Jan. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 11/9/2012 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Carol
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:02:00 AM
    Fata Morgana -What beautiful two words I've never seen before. I do remember the cats at Nichols farm drinking straight from the cow. The farm is now full of houses and a country club. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 11/9/2012 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANK YOU KATHY
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 7:46:00 AM
    Kathy recommended that I look at your work... she was right.. very fine poem, Jan... Terry

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 11/9/2012 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Terry