Through the ditch and under the hawthorn MAG

October 8, 2011
By JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.


Still green the grass
Droplets glistening against my boots
Slugs appear on the tips of leaves –
Save yourself! Climb up –

Through the ditch and under the hawthorn
Head north by northwest, the hill is getting steeper.
Mist still falling and fog staying still
White creature runs afar.

And yet it levels off – above all else, still grass
A gorse bush hangs over the island ditch
Half crumbling from years of cattle's itchy heads
Its roots are showing.

Turn; a blanket of woolen cloth. I know
What lies beyond – my eyes aren't needed here.
The creature runs over, circles and stops. I rub her ear
And soon she sets off running again.



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on Mar. 23 2012 at 10:56 am
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.

Thank you so much! I'm overjoyed! :-)

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on Mar. 21 2012 at 11:03 am
A_____, Columbus, Ohio
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Congrats on getting this into the print magazine!

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on Oct. 23 2011 at 11:39 am
A_____, Columbus, Ohio
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This is lovely.  It's very lyrical; I could hear the rise and fall of the phrases.  You've painted a beautiful picture of the setting...I want to go there! :) Wonderful job.




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