This morning's poem was by "Boarding House" by Ted Kooser.
Through the link I described, I have just come across Kooser's "Abandoned Farmhouse" which begins:
He was a big man, says the size of his shoes
on a pile of broken dishes by the house;
a tall man too, says the length of the bed
in an upstairs room; and a good, God-fearing man,
says the Bible with a broken back
on the floor below the window, dusty with sun;
but not a man for farming, say the fields
cluttered with boulders and the leaky barn.
Read the rest...
This poem takes me back to abandoned Saskatchewan farmyards I've seen. For example, we visited my husband's childhood farm homesite some years ago ...
and found his old workboots.
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