Cow and Moon

by Kristina Woodhill

Cow had no business
Jumping over the Moon

Who gave her such lofty ideas,
The gumption to make the jump,

The buds to grow the wings,
Those notions best left in Eagle's quiver?

Cow leaped off that page
With ease, alacrity, grace

You could see it
In her moon-lit glistening eyes

Dismissing passion-driven Dish and Spoon
As common in place and ambition

Launched by a pen
Inspired to write beyond pastoral serenity,

Where leaving the herd behind
Propels one far beyond the Milky Way


Author's Note: Recently published in Moon (Writers in the Attic), the theme challenge this past year. The anthology launched a few weeks ago, a mix of poems and short stories. I am happy to be among them.

Posted on 09/04/2022
Copyright © 2023 Kristina Woodhill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/08/22 at 10:47 AM

LOL Quite clever. A nursery rhyme long overdue to be expanded upon.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 09/16/22 at 12:01 AM

I love your work- it cheers me up! GREAT write

Posted by Laura Doom on 10/02/22 at 04:56 PM

Some oblique rhymes captured in your free couplets.
Kristina unpenned as usual - who gave her that cattle prod?
An entertaining perspective on a trad verse posing as amaotry allegory.

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