"Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape" follows a favorite cartoon character back to his apartment. It's like MTV Cribs, cartoon-style. The only problem is that Popeye isn't home. Instead, one of his most notorious enemies is hanging out with a guy named Wimpy. Because these are cartoon characters, we might expect scenes of off-the-wall violence, but instead everyone is totally domestic. They have nothing better to do than sit on the couch and open can after can of spinach. The home protects and isolates the characters from the outside world.
The poem depicts the gradual domestication of nature until nature disappears altogether.