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the Magyoral Pastoral p.II: in the Fields

30 March, 2010

A pair of photographs from ‘Images of Hungary’:

A Pensive Fellow with a Marvelous Moustache and an Impressive Scythe.  Does he use the Horn (figured from a Bull’s own horn, of course) to find his friends in high grass? To signal the end of a shift?  Musical accompaniment?

The soft focus makes for quite the Romantic image.  Does it not inspire you to write a condescending Poem about the idyllic peasant life?  Doesn’t it make you feel nostalgic for the simple, innocent days of yore?

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For a humorous take on this idealized image of peasant life, go yonder: Peasant Romance

(Recall Dude Watching With the Brontës by the same artist)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    10 December, 2012 4:21 pm

    The horn is the holder of the sharpener stone – a Hungarian

  2. 18 December, 2012 4:07 am

    Thank you, knowledgable Anonymous! Do you know the tool’s name?

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