What say we milk this cow one more time?

Yesterday was Trinity Sunday, so like a farmer on the edge of ruin, I’m going to milk this cow for the third time running, and re-post my poem “Apples are Apples” once and for all:

Apples are Apples

The illustration running through the middle of the page is sloppier than I’d like – my surface touch screen has been giving me fits, and I tried to hide that fact by using the calligraphy tool, with mixed results – but so be it. Someday I’ll probably replace the illustration with a scanned copy of the original (done in regular old pen and paper; the version here was traced over a badly pixelated picture of the original), but I’ll do so quietly. There’s only so many times I can re-upload the same content. Mind you, I might get away with it more if I didn’t announce my regurgitated content with a running post-count every time.

Actually, in all honesty this is probably not the last time I talk about this poem. It’s third on my picture book project list, because there’s nothing like pretending a theological diatribe on Trinitarian heresies, written in rhyme and targeted at adults, might somehow have an audience anyways.

But Jesus called them to him, saying, β€œLet the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Luke 18:16-17

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6 Responses to What say we milk this cow one more time?

  1. Your Local Friendly IT Guy says:

    Well… if the cow isn’t dead yet… πŸ˜›

    I love this poem, but man is it long! An illustrated picture book would definitely make it go down easier. πŸ˜‰

    • A.L. Schultz says:

      That’s the plan! If it rhymes, no one will notice that it wasn’t written for children, right?

    • A.L. Schultz says:

      Oh yeah, and you’re not kidding about it being long: I posted a recitation on Facebook that clocks in at just under seven minutes. Figured I’d save the storage space and keep it off the website.

  2. Jon Frusti says:

    Can’t wait to see the book. I have to say though that I also thoroughly enjoyed watching the author’s animation in the reading of it. I like your children’s voices.

    • A.L. Schultz says:

      Haha, I blame Mom for the super expressive face – and Dad for the weird voices. I’m shooting for a winter release date for this one (my plan is to produce a picture book every season – or at least until I’m out of ideas), but of course I’ll inform all my relatives when it actually happens. It’s nice having an obligatory audience :).

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