Quintessentially New England


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    Quintessentially New England

    An old farmhouse in mottled greens and grays
    Sitting near the road, having seen better days
    It lay in this full and solemn state
    Braced by two dead elms that shared its fate
    I thought it antidotal rather than obscene
    To compare it to two thieves and the Nazarene
    Hovered above, a carrion raptor wings spread wide
    Where once church goin’ folk used to abide
    The wing spread raptor was the final touch
    Quintessentially New England is far too much

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    SavVySam commented on Quintessentially New England


    I appreciate the keen observations and interesting comparisons drawn in this creative and well written work!

    sewasa commented on Quintessentially New England


    You reached me again. By God. Having lived in New England I can see what you see.Lived on the Mohawk and Onondaga Resverations durning the summer and the ride up there was as you write. The land was placed with the church steples on hills and barns so painted . Your pictuer is well written

    LenaMP commented on Quintessentially New England


    I don't understand your score. Both Ginga and I obviously loved it but when I gave you a 10 it averaged you to a 5. You might want to see if the site can fix it.

    LenaMP commented on Quintessentially New England


    Well you painted a morbid picture but you made me smile. Too bad, I would have loved to have been there to paint it! Your metaphors for a life now gone is very well written. oUt with the old as they say.

    ginga commented on Quintessentially New England


    the poet's observation of the abandoned farmhouse is wonderfully laced with metaphors, irony, and in its own quaint way escapism. I liked this very much especially the haunting element. ginga

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