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Swishing Of The Oat Seed

A Poem by:

Mary Guckian

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On the bleak street

Not a blade of grass

Only dust from the lorries

and the cement mixers.

A year later I see

a bud appearing,

and by autumn time

this one golden

blade grown tall,

the sound of a

swishing oat seed

cheers me up in

this grubby flatland.


Mary Guckian
Copyright © 2004

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