Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN ENVY OF COWS, by JOSEPH AUSLANDER



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First Line: The cow swings her head in a deep drowsy half-circle to / and over
Last Line: No more: they have rose vapors, flushed silence, pulpy milkweed.
Subject(s): Cows


The cow swings her head in a deep drowsy half-circle to and over
Flank and shoulder, lunging
At flies; then fragrantly plunging
Down at the web-washed grass and the golden clover,
Wrenching sideways to get the full tingle; with one warm nudge,
One somnolent wide smudge
Sacred to kine,
Crushing a murmurous afternoon of late lush August to wine!

The sky is even water-tone behind suave poplar trees --
Color of glass; the cows
Occasionally arouse
That color, disturb the pelucid cool poplar frieze
With beauty of motion slow and succinct like some grave privilege
Fulfilled. They taste the edge
Of August, they need
No more: they have rose vapors, flushed silence, pulpy milkweed.





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