Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Renewal


The gaunt figure stirred

His coffee break now over

He got back to work


He dug the damp soil

Springtime was his favorite
Life in renewal

Vile bodies wriggled
Decomposure meant good crops
He smiled happily

12 comments:

  1. Love the way you sum this up, he smiled happily. Also, the double take on the first and second lines. I know it's not meant to, but it could read - The gaunt figure stirred his coffee. I just like things like that, well thought through.

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  2. I love gardening and the fruits of it. I love the descriptions

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  3. Good wriggled stuff for future crop!

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  4. I like the juxtapositions here: gaunt farmer anticipating good crops, and vile decomposition that will turn to bounty.

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  5. Now I wonder what kind of bodies we are talking about here..or is it just my dark little mind overworking..

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  6. Macbeth's gardener: "Is this a worm I see before me?"

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  7. News...Farmers don't dig anything by hand, They use machinery...air conditioned tractors with a sound system...well they do where I live in the country anyway.!

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    1. Who said anything about farmers? This is just some poor chap communing with nature in his back garden!

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  8. There is good in everyone - even if only as compost.

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