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                                              The Anglo-Saxons called (May) thrimilce, because
                                              then cows can be milked three times a day.

                                              - Brewer’s Phrase and Fable

Cheddared, the light sealed
in rind of dry road;
bloom and sheen of the ditches
I’ve been dreaming all this life;
the close-quilled irises
rooted dense and deep
as flight feathers.

Recognition rises
- cream in a tilted pitcher.