by Bruce Bennett
Let’s hear it for the cello school
whose students come to play
for local farmers and their cows.
Their music makes the day
For everyone, especially cows,
who jostle for position
and drink it in with eager ears,
as if it were their mission
To choose the program best for cows.
Tchaikovsky suits them well.
Dvorak not so much. But Liszt…
It isn’t hard to tell
What they approve of. Cow applause
would drown “Hymne de L’Amour”
if only cows could shout “Bis! Bis!”
and knew what hooves are for.