The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Pickled Cow

Listen to the poem ...
Today I met a pickled cow
A’standing in a jar.
As pickled green as she could be,
She asked of me, “How far?
How far the road to Dublin town?
How far the road to Rome?
How far the road ‘twould lead me back
To the pickled hills of home?”

About the Writer

Ethan McGuire

Ethan works by day as a healthcare information technology professional and by night as a writer whose poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in Better than Starbucks, Emerald Coast Review, The Legend, The Poetry Pea, and Vita Brevis, among others. His debut poetry collection will release this summer through BSC Publishing. Ethan grew up in the Missouri Ozarks but currently lives with his wife and their new daughter in the Florida Panhandle near the Gulf of Mexico.