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Do Cows Have A Sense Of Smell?
by Ruan Mills Burke

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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An odd question, I know...



Do cows have a sense of smell?

If so, what scents would they repel?

Would fox scent make them turn away
In search of fine, floral bouquet?

Perhaps their snouts are more in tune
When Night Flox smiles up at the moon.

Or maybe after spring rainfall
They’ll flare their nostrils and recall
The sweetness of the fresh cut hay
The farmer brought them yesterday.

But would they shy the smell of death?
And do they ever get bad breath?

I wonder what they make of fumes
From factories, cars and old mushrooms?

Would they retreat from stench of blood,
And fill their nose with pungent mud?

I wonder if their muzzles say
The weather’s turning bad today?

It’s thoughts like these that cross my mind
Whilst walking fields and so unwind.

Such ponderings that come my way
Become my poem for the day.
















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Reviewed by Connie Faust 6/19/2011
How nice to have the leisure time to walk the fields and ponder the senses of the cows you meet along the way. It made an interesting poem, not likely to occur to any other poet.

Reviewed by John Bidwell 6/19/2011
I expect to see some cows soon, I'll ask them.
Love the fun here.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/15/2011
So this is the result of you coming back from your writers block...? e

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