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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Birthday Georgic (on approaching my 60th year)

Now a younger poet
May very well read
Virgil or Thoreau and
Conclude that is all they
Need to know about
Furrowing the earth

But for me 
It took nearly 60 years 
To finally realize there
Is no finer posture 
Than to find oneself
Supine and supplicant
In the garden

Preferably with gloves
And a spade in order
To spare the manicure
When applying the manure
And obtain better return

And also with a notebook
Nearby so as to make
A more complete record
Of such perennial bounty 
And reward

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