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Like Unto the Calf 

Editor:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Beyond the Fenceline" by Glenn Reed ("Poem," June 24). The poem illustrated our region so well with its gentle pastoral scene. Reality is held at bay, but insistent and ever-present; the click and hum of the powerlines reminds the reader that we are not set apart, and not exempt from the worries of the world.

So much was said with the rich image of the carefree calf, drooling as he learns to eat. It was not a pastoral poem to lull and pretend, but one to wake us up.

Thanks Glenn, and thank you, Heidi Walters, for keeping the poetry column standing.

Tamara Jenkinson, Burnt Ranch

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