Saturday, November 01, 2008

And Farmer John Smiled

Pigs  by Pablo Picasso



And Farmer John Smiled
 
 
Gluttony splashed with dirty water,
everyday celebration
in corn fed jubilee,
pigs in a barnyard, sloppy smiles
mud-slicked playfulness
wrapped in harmony
with waste and wallow extraordinaire
flung from rusty pails
groping, gorging gleefully
stuffing, delirious, mesmerized
like fast-food zombies
in satiated ecstasy.
 
Copyright 2008 JO Janoski

11 comments:

  1. Jo, you paint a picture with your words...loved the final lines, "mesmerized like fast-food zombies in satiated ecstasy"

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  2. I agree with Dan those are my favorite lines too! Be cool to be a pig, and act like one for a change!

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  3. Looks like you guys got my drift about pigs--Oink! Oink!

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  4. Jo, you managed to make wallowing in the mud sound like an art form! Love it!

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  5. Wow! Two more perspectives--art form vs. American gluttony! What a contrast! Those pigs are tricky...

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  6. yep--last two my favorite--once raised pigs--always happy

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  7. Scot, you raised pigs? You should write a book called From Pigs to Poetry. Er..sorry about that!

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  8. Jo, I'd say you've been around a few open-air, plenty-of-mud-in-one-corner of a pig sty. There isn't a happier animal on the farm than a few pigs living in pig-heaven. Now, how am I supposed to enjoy my next pork chop or BTL sandwich?

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  9. Jo, I'd say you've been around a few open-air, plenty-of-mud-in-one-corner of a pig sty. There isn't a happier animal on the farm than a few pigs living in pig-heaven. Now, how am I supposed to enjoy my next pork chop or BTL sandwich?

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  10. Mary,
    Gobble them up! The pigs would want you to. It's what they would do. lol.

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