Johemmant – I appreciate the feedback on the editing function (and glad you liked the poem).
Aareet – I’m glad you said that, because deciding where to put in the line breaks is always a struggle for me. Thanks for stopping by.
sarah b – Yes, indeed. Actually, I did whack at the grass a bit with one of those scythes in the photo when I was a kid, but I don’t think I ever got the blade quite sharp enough. That’s the key to the whole enterprise. Mowers used to carry a whetstone in their pocket and run it over the blade at the end of every row, or so I understand it.