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FW: a poem

Dear friends: Am finally caught up with the e-mail that accumulated
while I was gone. In light of some of the recent topics of conversation,
here is something from me to all of you. Hope you enjoy it!!

Moles and Voles 
and Gnomes and Such

Walking in my garden
                 is a peculiar excursion
          of trying to avoid the moleholes 
and the voleholes,
     the gnome traps and the fairy webs
                           dusted with the pollen
                      of my  flowers
where it has fallen off
            the growing things 
        when carelessly brushed
             by the beating wings
     of pixies chasing one another,
 laughing wildly.
           One can hear the distant echoes
                            of their tinkling chatter 
                                               trapped within the 
                                                    tubular bells of the foxgloves
                                       and trumpetvines,
                         collected late at night
           by the gnome children
who sprinkle them on their food
     like nonpareils
on ice cream
...a crunchy-sweet-rainbow-of-colors.

Melody (Iowa Z 5/4)

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