The Old Barn

by Jeff Cornish January. 15, 2012 4504 views

The old barn stands

Abandoned, rustic,

Rusting, slowly yielding

To the wind and rain.

Once home to cows or sheep,

Chickens, pigs, horses

Rafters resounded with

Moos, baas, oinks, and whineys.

Now home to crows, mice, rats

Wayfare wildlife, feral cats.

The wind howls through

Open doors, broken windows.

Every year robs

More siding

From tottering walls.

The artist pauses to capture

The testament to the past

With camera's click

Or painter's brush

Before the old grey barn finally tumbles

In splinters, done in by storm

Or wrecking crew

Unwilling to tolerate

Its drunken swaying in the wind.

Old and tired,

The ancient barn

Sighs adieu.


by Erin Yorke

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Moira 5 years, 9 months ago

.......................... stands JUST!!!
lovely shot, love the colours

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Marsha 5 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful image!! Love the angle, colors and textures here, Jeff! Old barns appeal to me so much!! Don't have many in this area....so I have to enjoy the ones I see here and this one is terrific!!!

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Trish 5 years, 9 months ago

Very artistic...great post

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Fitrphotography 5 years, 9 months ago

nice shot, i love old beat up looking barns!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 5 years, 9 months ago

love this old barns i think they are part of history if only they could speak.....
awesome pic...

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 9 months ago

very nice picture and poem. both a little sad.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful ambiance.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Terry Kim 5 years, 9 months ago

nice shot dude:)

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