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A farm boys look at art

Story ID:5735
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1930
Person:Chelsea Kid
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A Farm Kids look at ART

I’ve attended many Art Museums
And marveled at paintings done by artistic folks
Sunrises, portraits, and mountain scenes
Done with broad colorful brush strokes

Have you ever seen a patch of dirt
And corn being planted on some farm
The furrows straight as an arrow
By mules, a Lister and a strong arm?

Just some Farmer, straw hat on his head
Team of mules reins tied behind his back
Chewing on a kitchen match
Making sure those mules stayed on track

Making sure the rows
Are perfect straight and true
Without transit, or surveyors tools
The field is like a painting when they’re through.

When you travel through the countryside
As you ride along the road
Just look out the window
Farm fields are a beauty to behold

When I was just a lad
Many farmers used the “no word” ain’t
Just a grade school education
But each an artist without brush or paint
Monte L. Manka 02-11-10