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Artist III

Story ID:5737
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1930
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Artists III

I’ve gazed at marble statues
The “Thinker” especially
But the armless “Venus de Milo”
Really intrigued me.

There’s another art
That’s not seen today
Four farmers with pitchforks making
A giant stack of hay.

From the mowing to the raking
From go-devil to the stack
Four farmers with pitchforks
With a good strong back

Will take that loose hay
Toss it onto a big pile
They place the hay with care
All the while

Keeping everything square and even
And when finishing the top
Crowned to shed any water
Not to let in a single drop.

When the work is finished
And the tools are put away in the shed
The haystack is in the shape of
A giant loaf of bread.
Monte L. Manka 01-12-10