in the hollow of a salt lick
the cow’s rough tongue
—Joyce Joslin Lorenson
Issue 16.2 | 18 November 2016
Really a great poem. Don’t think this topic has been covered before.
Thank you, Mr. Forrester, for your kind comment.
I happen to have tended salt licks. This is wonderfully sensuous.
Thank you, Mr. van Nouhuys, for your praise and interesting comment. I have never heard of
salt licks being tended.. perhaps on a wildlife reserve?
—JOYCE JOSLIN LORENSON
The closet to this subject on 'animals' obtaining minerals is this one which I judged for the World Monuments Haiku Contest of 2013:
near the Wailing Wall
butterflies drinking salt
from the mud
Third Prize: Mike Blottenberger
Site: Wailing Wall
At first I read 'rain pudding' which was wonderfully evocative, and then realised it was the more concrete 'rain puddling' which made me realise the links between the two words. :-)
Wonderfully written haiku, of a very high quality.
Thank you ,Mr. Summers, such high praise from you is overwhelming!
So many senses at play here – really wonderful!
Thank you, Marion, for your kind compliment.
Terrific juxtaposition, love it.
Thank you, Jane, for your kind compliment.
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