Posts Tagged ‘the natural order’

The Bucolic in Its Purest Form

October 27, 2010

We are untutored serfs
On some great estate
The orchard is replete
With soft, summer fruit
And the pulp seeps
From a hill of ripe peaches
The villagers live
In ancient stone cottages
This is the bucolic
In its purest form

The fattened calf
Makes a sumptuous feast
It catches the hungry,
Glittering eye
Of the virgin bride
A slum hospital
Delivers fodder
For future canon
And the mother country
Gives birth to colonies

And we are not fit
To utter the names
Of dead generals

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