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Morning on the Farm Premiere Contest Winner

I walked with him to the stable this morning, And watched him soothe the cows awaiting The barnyard coming alive with the sounds Of animals in the morning a new day creating. Then on to the large greenhouse full of plants Already needing water as the sun was hot, And many the plants were starting to wilt I thought of the day’s chores in this lovely spot. Almost before the sun had risen fully To stir the children in the simple farmhouse, The morning’s collection of eggs in a basket We fed the chickens, a pheasant, and grouse. Before the sun had reached its place at noon The animals were all cared for diligently, and Machinery readied for autumn harvesting, The acres of field corn just like he planned.
FIRST PLACE TROPHY WINNER written September 2, 2021 especially for "Idyll Thoughts" Poetry Contest sponsored by John Lawless

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Date: 10/4/2021 5:21:00 AM
Congratulations on top honors, Milton! ...Fran
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/4/2021 7:37:00 AM
Thank you so much for your thoughts, Fran. I appreciate your read.
Date: 9/30/2021 2:14:00 PM
Milton This wonderful and fully deserving of the honour!! very nice!!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/30/2021 4:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, Krish. It was an enjoyable experience and write. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 9/30/2021 11:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Your "Morning on the Farm" is a wonderful story/write. Guess you had fun and learned as you did chores. Have a blessed day...............
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/30/2021 1:30:00 PM
I grew up on a farm, Paula, so they have played quite a role in my life. I enjoyed writing and the poem and glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 9/30/2021 9:31:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! It reminds me of my childhood spent at my grandparents' farm.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/30/2021 9:56:00 AM
Linda, I am so happy I could evoke that memory for your. Made me feel like the poem did its job! Thanks.
Date: 9/30/2021 7:45:00 AM
Milton, your poem is so heart-warming with nice rhyming. I have always wanted to live on a farm, but, as you remind us, there's work to be done! Congratulations on your First Place Win!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/30/2021 9:27:00 AM
Thank you so much, Ann. Your comments are always meaningful and appreciated by me!
Date: 9/30/2021 4:30:00 AM
Congrats on your top placement !!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/30/2021 9:27:00 AM
Mike, thank you for your kind congratulations.
Date: 9/29/2021 6:43:00 PM
Milt, this is the perfect picture of the idyllic life shared. Beautifully done
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/29/2021 8:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, John, for this wonderful surprise. Now, when do I get my trophy??? Just kidding...there must be a glitch in the system.
Date: 9/29/2021 10:20:00 AM
I love this... I live on a farm and do a lot of this daily. Love it. God bless you always. Love, Gina
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/29/2021 11:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, Gina. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 9/29/2021 7:59:00 AM
Lovely poem, congrats on your top finish, Milton ~
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/29/2021 11:11:00 AM
Thank you so much, Line, for your thoughtful congrats.
Date: 9/4/2021 8:52:00 PM
Idyllic thoughts revolving around a homestead. Nice way to go for the contest...Delice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/4/2021 9:34:00 PM
I took the word "idyll" to mean rural or pastoral, so I thought this would be appropriate. We'll see.
Date: 9/4/2021 8:45:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your idyll thoughts Milton. Chores in the morning in the farm must be so refreshing... was reminded of the farmlands in my native village... God bless... ~ Ani
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/4/2021 9:23:00 AM
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, Ani. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem and it brought some memories of your native village.
Date: 9/3/2021 4:49:00 PM
Hello Milton ... living in a farming area, I could picture your poem vividly. The farmers calling their cows for milking; roosters crowing; birds singing; and the crisp morning air - thank you Milton - Lindsay
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/3/2021 8:05:00 PM
Thank you so much, Lindsay, for your kind and insightful comments on my poem. I really appreciate it.
Date: 9/3/2021 10:36:00 AM
I like the entire poem but especially this line "Almost before the sun had risen fully To stir the children in the simple farmhouse, The morning’s collection of eggs in a basket We fed the chickens, a pheasant, and grouse."
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/3/2021 11:01:00 AM
I'm glad you liked it. I hope John does! But, I'm not very successful when writing for his contests. I like his poems better than his contests! LOL