NaPoWriMo Day Twenty Two – Pastoral – Really Awful and Maybe Not

Green Wheat Field - June 1889 - Vincent van Gogh (Wiki)

Green Wheat Field – June 1889 – Vincent van Gogh (Wiki)

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty Two has a challenge to write a ‘Pastoral’ poem.  Always one for saving labour, I thought I could just use three of mine I happen to have in stock …

Green Wheatfields (semi-serious)

Green wheatfields rippling joyously in balmy summer breeze
Vouchsafe a sight to soothe the soul, and put the heart at ease –
Except for farmers, waiting every day in morbid gloom
For Russians to invade and bring those verdant growths to doom;
They know that wheatfields, even those that are the very best,
Are subject to destruction by the Russian Aphid pest;
McCarthyism is with every farmer closely wed –
A constant fear they must beware a Red within their bed!

 Green Wheatfields – a Pastoral Poem

 See waves of wind that wash across

Those vivid fields of verdant green

In rippling sweeps and dancing swathes;

Hypnotic, like the sea; a scene

Of restfulness with action twinned,

And constant movement in the wind;

A microcosm in a glorious spread

Of surging life-forms, out of which are fed

So many; yet the movement is untrue –

For they are rooted where they’ve always been.

Green Wheatfields –
The height of Really Awful Trite

 green wheatfields in the summer sun
are lovely each and every one
and after work when day is done
you sneak in there to have some fun

© Colonialist – 2008 – April 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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16 Responses to NaPoWriMo Day Twenty Two – Pastoral – Really Awful and Maybe Not

  1. bulldog says:

    I have run out of superlatives to share of your poetry… how you manage to turn out 3 like this leaves me dumb founded and in awe of you ability…


  2. I loved them all…
    and am awed at how you can turn your hand so skilfully to each different mood !!!!


  3. I would be happy to see the demise of those words “really awful” from your headings: they are not awful, they are good, and clever and witty, so stop putting yourself down. The Pastoral pleased me most, but I liked them all.

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  4. Brilliant! All three are very well done but that last one really did make me chuckle!


  5. Pussycat44 says:

    Ha, ha, the last poem!


  6. I really like the second one and how you show it’s like the sea, but a deception.


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