No Country Bumpkin


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She was not a country bumpkin

Though she aspired to

Be one.

So she dressed the part

And practiced

How to walk and talk

In twang,

And she hoped to look


To the folk stopping

In store,

So they’d believe

She was




For the dVerse quadrille challenge: bum



32 thoughts on “No Country Bumpkin

  1. Lol. This is such a funny piece. Intriguing take on the prompt. I love it very much. I don’t do this per se, but I know how to imitate that southern twang if I’m ever around the deep south. It is good fun, and it’s nice to make a character that’s so unlike yourself with an entirely different accent. Brilliant piece here, I enjoyed reading it greatly.

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    • Ah, Lucy, I’m so delighted you enjoyed this! πŸ™‚ I do like to take an odd angle here and there, and my associations on prompts can reflect that … So, when it works for others to see it that way, too, it is always fun! πŸ™‚ And … it can be fun to try on being someone else for a while … Thank you for the kind and fun feedback! Na’ama

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  2. Oh yes. A lovely poem about aspects of culture that can be viewed from many angles. The tourists are easy to convince, the locals not so much. Nicely done, Na’ama.


  3. Na’ama Y’karah,

    I remember my dad’s stories about adjusting to the Midwest after growing up in NY. I’m not sure he ever quite fit here. πŸ˜‰ Love the poem. Not sure about the locals buying it.



    PS My neighbor finished Emilia and dubbed it a GREAT book. πŸ˜€ But I already knew that.

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    • I don’t think SHE believes the locals will buy it but I think she may hope that the locals won’t mind that the tourists believe it and buy more stuff from the ‘boonies’ to show off at home as tokens of their ‘cultural expansion’… πŸ˜‰
      Yay to hear about Emilia!!! I’m always happy for reviews on Amazon … (hint hint … if the neighbor’s up to it … ) ;)’
      “Say Kaddish” is first-to-read-next on my pile! πŸ™‚

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