Afternoon indiscretions of swineherds and their swine

  1. What do pigs think of dawn?
  2. They cannot make incantations,
  3. But they may buoy it up with their huge pink bodies.
  4. Pigs defend the dawn while birds eat up the night.
  5. In the dawning when the world is deserted
  6. And the spiders are sleeping,
  7. People, dogs and the wind are sleeping,
  8. The pig grunts and it grows light.
  9. I wish to converse with the pigs.
  10. Pablo Neruda


afternoon indiscretions of swine

We must forgive the lazy afternoon indiscretions of swineherds and their swine, for both have already awoken and seen the dawn before the rest of this world.

the Porcine Oracle

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Editor’s Note:

This Soapbox post celebrates my favorite avocation and vocation on the occasion of my birthday. And most certainly, we have a toast for that.

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One response to “Afternoon indiscretions of swineherds and their swine”

  1. Donald

    Very best wishes for your natal day! Have a wonderful time however you choose to celebrate it. And thanks again for Porkopolis, a daily refuge, learning experience and joy.

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