Rabbits' Dance


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    Rabbits' Dance


    I mowed the grass today,

    Little Honda justa purrin’

    Toe knockers whipping wild

    Their final brash resistance.


    I mowed the grass today,

    Clippings simply left for mulch,

    Summer’s dog days always

    Dry the grass, drench my shirt.


    Mowing past the water garden,

    Watch my electronic river,

    With carp beneath the waterfall,

    And a frog lazing on a pad.


    Blue darters’ got the hook-up,

    Finches make their bath a sport,

    Mostly, my gaze just tracks along,

    Where lawn falls from tall to short.


    There, it leaves its scent of green,

    Hinting of the fireflies dowry,

    That gets exchanged at dusk,

    Just as the rabbits learn their dance.


    I mowed the grass today,

    Applying years of practice,

    Because no one sees the poet’s view,

    Only if my track ran true.


    I’ll go to church tomorrow,

    Dry shirt topping some nice pants.

    No one will know of my week’s work,

    Or if my thoughts ran true.


    I take my turn at death someday,

    I’m too much like the grass;

    Then, God will cast a meas’ring look,

    If this mower’s llife ran true.


    I hope to leave a fragrence then,

    My own exhaling green,

    That sweetens every tear that falls,

    While rabbits dance, unseen.

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    gmcookie commented on Rabbits' Dance


    As Walt Whitman once said about the grass: "O I perceive after all so many uttering tongues, And I perceive they do not come from the roofs of mouths for nothing." No, of course not. They came from the faint red roofs of mouths so that Harver could chop 'em off with his power mower while knocking down a frosty Budweiser! Hehe... I'm just pulling your leg, there Harv... I love your poem. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and your imagery puts me right there. Well, as long as I'm here, let me grab this rake and get busy... And Harv, don't worry about death when you are mowing the grass. Naw, that's too easy. Death will probably come when we are shoveling snow....



    Another good reason to retire in the sun belt. Harv

    ginga commented on Rabbits' Dance


    Harver, I never heard the task of mowing sung so romantically or with such poetic poise. And you my man are the poet that reaches to that expanse of grass while the rabbits dance. Written nearly as a daydream yet very realistic. ginga

    ApaqRasgirl commented on Rabbits' Dance


    great write my friend, what a lovely picture of working out in nature and watching all the things around you, thanks for sharing. love asha

    rsalassi commented on Rabbits' Dance


    I thought you were in hibernation. I enjoyed this poem wherein you've used mowing for living, but the scent of freshly cut grass and the scent you'll exude after dying won't quite be mutually aromatic. I joke I joke. You'll never stink, I'm sure.



    Thanks for your attentive read. Somedays, I still try to figure out, what's a meta for? Harv

    SavVySam commented on Rabbits' Dance


    I think that track of thought is pretty much a universal one...at least amongst poets...I keep hearing that song about keeping it between the lines...looks pretty good from here, observed by the lawn chair quarter back. Thoughtful work... Oh and the twins couldn't decide who's pic to leave so they both left one..lol



    That's OK, just be sure to show up for my fan club meeting! LOL Glad you liked the poem. Harv

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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