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Poetry: “Goat”

A very particular tradition here in Sweden, “gävlebocken”.



Tall and very stately
All made out of hay
Built upon a sturdy frame
Of proper Swedish pine

It’s been standing vigil
For many decades now
But his largest claim to fame
He often gets burned down

Sometime surviving all the way
Until past new years day
But often times he’s set ablaze
Before the day is out

He is a perfect gentleman
This grand old beast of hay
Perhaps that’s why it’s tempting
To pull your matches out.


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