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Timely Shadow

In legends of old when just a lad Country farmers according to dad Upon one’s head a flat cap To face the sun crafty chap Whence to tell one the time deemed the fad. © Harry J Horsman 2020

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Date: 5/4/2020 10:58:00 AM
This one's better at second and third readings. shalom ShalOM!
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Date: 5/4/2020 12:33:00 AM
Hello Harry … the old time farmers certainly knew the secrets of nature that lasted for centuries before modern technology pushed them aside - thanks Harry - Lindsay
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Date: 5/3/2020 2:08:00 AM
Wow, you vividly painted a beautiful nostalgic scenario of early good times. How the used shadow to tell time. When they couldn't find shadow..it meant noontime. To my faves.
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Date: 5/2/2020 3:28:00 AM
how do fashions begin? (Recall Dungarees, and jeans? Left over MINERS' clothes in California???) shalom, shalom Sir Harry - I welcome all history, LOL!
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Date: 5/1/2020 10:14:00 AM
Long shadows normally give away the time of day more or less, farmers and village folk in Greece used trees until they discovered the sundial. I wish we lived back in those times! Wonderful limerick Harry. Blessings, Jennifer
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Date: 4/30/2020 10:19:00 AM
Enjoyable limerick Harry, I've got that image of the hovis add, the farmers of old knew a few things. I'll never forget my grandad who was a farmer using the rods to find water. Tom
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Date: 4/30/2020 11:04:00 AM
Brilliant Tom, yes the limerick is as you say, the farmers knew a few things,,the poem is about how they used their caps to tell the time. By looking at the sun which would cast a shadow, from that they would give the hour, and never were wrong.