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Mere Straw

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Mere Straw

He stands in the middle of this year's crop;
a body of straw, stuffed into the clothes
of a beggar-man.
In the field's center, arms stretched wide,
with the implied discipline
of deterring robber birds; birds that mocked the wires,
strung with strips of cloth.
He has no conspiracy with winds; just stares
into the distance, seeing in lucid moments
the changing skyline; scaffolding around the church spire,
the lovely patch of green in the center of town
Involved in the convolutions of clouds, anything
that can bouy his spirits

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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:35:00 AM
    A wonderful tribute to a scarecrow, SuZ. Reminds me of the words of a poet (Milton?) of those who serve while waiting... Greetings, David

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this very descriptive work..Those scarecrows have their own personality don't they..Thanks for the visit to Gail's blog..I appreciate your condolences...Sara