iowa elements

when winter gales blow
and temps drop below
as wind chills near zero,
even chicken lips quiver.

when windows wear frost
and ditches seem lost
under snowdrifts tossed,
how cow udders shiver.

if not properly dressed
by forecast impressed,
a farmHER could freeze liver!


A shivering quadrille (44 words) offered for dVerse poets, prompt hosted by Merril.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. purplepeninportland
    Jan 26, 2022 @ 19:43:39

    Can’t stop thinking about those chicken lips!

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  2. merrildsmith
    Jan 26, 2022 @ 10:33:57

    Just reading this made me shiver! 😀 The chicken lips made me smile.
    Stay warm!

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  3. anotherkatewilson
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 18:05:22

    I love the chicken line 😀 .

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  4. Sabio Lantz
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 16:13:36

    This is brilliant, fun, with very cute rhyme. Picturesquely wonderful!

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  5. De Jackson
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 12:57:27

    Heehee! I love this! Perfect. And I felt that shiver.

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  6. Ken / rivrvlogr
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 11:10:37

    This brought a big smile! 😀

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  7. Grace
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 06:16:28

    I hope the animals are fine in this shivering cold of a winter season. Keep warm Lynn.

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  8. Ron Rowland
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 06:05:56

    Nicely done

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  9. Laura Bloomsbury
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 05:51:01

    a charming poem, very nicely rhymed too
    “and ditches seem lost
    under snowdrifts tossed,”

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  10. ben Alexander
    Jan 25, 2022 @ 02:21:13

    So well done, Lynn! I have to admit I’d never thought about cows shivering in the cold before…


    David

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  11. rothpoetry
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 22:38:41

    I love it Lynn. This one made me chuckle when the chicken lips quiver!

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  12. Athira
    Jan 24, 2022 @ 21:57:28

    Nicely written

    Reply

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