Horses made the bit go 'round
When they dug the well--
And they dug it well--
Back in 1921.
Aermotor skimmed the sky,
Water filled the tank,
All the cattle drank--
Drank for decades, never dry.
The the times--they changed for all.
The barnyard? Sold and gone,
Empty as a yawn,
And the windmill's on that wall.
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
--Psalm 63:1 ESV
(A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah)
Image from Skip Hunt, via Magpie Tales. Click the link for other people's thoughts prompted by this image.
This particular poem is public domain.
August 5, 2011 - I corrected the spelling after Bill Ragle pointed out to me that the company was and is called Aermotor, not Aeromotor. The company and Bill live in west Texas.