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Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape

Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape

by John Ashbery

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Minute at first, the thunder

Soon filled the apartment. It was domestic thunder,
The color of spinach. (36-38)

The outside world invades the apartment in the form of green thunder. But the thunder is "domesticated" or tamed. You might compare it to one of those miniature clouds that hangs over the head of one particularly unlucky cartoon character, while it's sunny everywhere else. The thunder is fitted for a tiny urban apartment.

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