There you go again, implying that light verse is less “real” than the more serious lyrical poems I write. But whatever – I’m glad you’re liking it, and sorry that my imagery threw you for a loop. We have three old scythes and one hay cradle, if you know what that is, and they all have S-shaped shafts. I thought about including a photo with the poem, and now your comment makes me think I should definitely add one. It’s dark and rainy today, but I’ll see what I can do this afternoon.

Thanks so much for your thoughtful, playful engagement with these poems. This is the kind of response that makes blogging poetry so much more satisfying than sending it off to literary journals.