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Ode to Cow: A Poem by Mr. and Mr. Blandings


Ode to Cow

Ode to Cow

Oh cow, you give us such delicious treats
Cheeses and milk and lots of meats
But there’s one thing about you of which I must grouse
When an ill wind blows off the fields toward my house
it carries the fragrance of – well, cows.
Get used to it, I shall in time,
but oh, dear cow, please heed my rhyme
And blow your stink another way
So I can go out to frolic and play
And think well of you when I eat you today.

— M. Blandings

Image: Mr. and Mr. Blandings