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Cows Make the Best Meteorologists Pantoum

 Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman
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 Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman
Cows Make the Best Meteorologists Pantoum
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Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman lives and writes in an Appalachian foothills valley, just at the place where Yellow and Licking Creeks meet in Amsterdam,...read more Ohio. There is no cell phone coverage there, but the sky is dark and clear at night, and she sometimes sees owls. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Reading from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She was recently married in the old Arab Medina of Tunis, Tunisia. She and her husband spent their three-week honeymoon exploring the ruins of Carthage and counting stray cats in the Medina.
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All thirty-three cows,
with a bull in the corner
all bunched up together.
It's going to rain.

A bull in the corner
right by the fence.
It's going to rain,
No matter what Channel 9 says.

Right by the fence,
black birds stop singing
no matter what News 9 says,
the sky's getting gray.

Black birds stop singing,
wind picks up, cows congress.
The sky's getting gray.
The catfish start biting.

Wind picks up, cows congress.
The crows know, the crows know
that catfish start biting
before the sun sets early.

The crows know, the crows know.
They feel the damp before it comes,
before the sun sets early
and the cows go home.

They feel the damp before it comes
all thirty-three cows,
and the cows go home
all bunched up together.

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  1 week ago
It's neat that you can take the repetition in a pantoum and make it light!