a letter to the royal society

dear sirs
I wished to report a discovery

I have found the land again

it lies in a brown loam
that crumbles beneath my feet

with the hoe
I can form it into a furrow
or raise up a hill

into the new valley is placed a potato
and from the hill
I fashion a bed of planted things

oh gentlemen
I have found the land again

it fills the lines upon my palm
and lies under the nails

do you see here
this wonderful thing
I have new-found

© Frank Prem, 2011


16 thoughts on “a letter to the royal society

  1. I have nominated you for the three day, three quotes challenge. If you are interested, the rules are simple. And I may not be strictly following them…..however; you must thank the nominator, and suggest three other bloggers to follow. They can’t be repeated in the next two days’ writings.

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  2. Yeah, it’s not really for me at present. I got into this blogging caper just to find a home for my work, and I don’t mind contributing a poem if I have something on theme – like the poets for peace initiative – but otherwise, I tend to let things go by. Might change in future, but for the moment I need to pass.

    Thanks, but sorry. 😦




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