Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Not to bow to seemingly little irritations

                                                                                      Author: Massimilianogalardi
Image: A Farm in the Countryside (here)

11 of 12 given words:
press farmer ravaged palms, flows bow   
songbirds butterflies munching tomatoes fox  

To press his luck a farmer reaffirmed to set his sights
Ravaged beyond contention a land deluged
His face buried in his palms somewhat in fright
Not giving up he steadfastly refused

The flows of ideas accentuated to his woes
Not to bow to seemingly little irritations
The songbirds would reappear in droves
Butterflies and little creatures would certainly return

Munching tomatoes and cooking all the other edibles
He would be back where he started he reminisced
To outfox nature was not to oppose but to respect and dribble
The ball would find its target and that would be nice

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #127
Susan's ae PU's Midweek Motif  - respect


  1. Very good You should certainly not work against nature but respect her and she will give

  2. The title speaks for it's self Hank. Very wonderful.....very true.


  3. He seems to be a man of determination. love the close.

  4. especially liked the last two stanzas...wonderful!!

  5. A determined man to get it done, even while nature gave him a bit of a run

  6. WHen you can stem the flow of ideas that make the deluge worse, I think truly, little by little, in league with nature, things do get better. It becomes mutual respect as you imply. Good stuff.

  7. It takes determination, faith and hope to start all over again. This is a good tribute to human resilience.

  8. This is such a nice poem. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Working with nature reaps rewards, such as the lovely edibles in the poem. Mother Nature gives so generously.

  10. The part of the poem with the title was my favorite. Perfect. :)

  11. Good work. To use the words to deliver a truth. To work with nature.