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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
AN OLD MAN

A verse by Kit:

An old man
Hoeing the field,
His hat askew.

The young are often careful about their attire because of how they want to be perceived by others.  Even if they look scruffy and unkempt, they are purposely scruffy and unkempt, working to achieve "the look."  The old, on the other hand, are more casual, not caring any longer what others think, and knowing how worthless, in general, are the views of men.

In the original, the headgear is not exactly a hat as we know it, but here it makes a good transition of the verse into our culture.

The writer is very focused on the old guy, with field and sky as the setting.

 

 

Copyright 2007
David Coomler


Posted at 02:30 pm by hokku

 

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