This poem about a cow licking bread has gone viral, IDK don't ask us
Are you ready for the wildest poetry-related ride since you found out what the “nothing” in Much Ado About Nothing actually meant? Ready or not, here comes the Reddit user who wrote a poem about a cow licking bread. At first glance, they seem like something you’d find inscribed on some illuminated manuscript — but then you remember you’re actually scrolling through Reddit, and so somebody in the present actually penned/typed these poetic masterpieces.
If you’re wondering how this all began, let us tell you. Because of course there’s a backstory. It all started with a funny story about somebody’s stepdad, a baker in an 18th century bakery recreation, and an unfortunate encounter with a cow.
Simple enough. But then a user responded with the following poem.
Some internet denizens/possible MFA candidates have even gone so far as to analyze the structure of these poems.
…and then responded to themselves with a response from the cow. YEAH, we’re getting DEEP.
We’re thinking of starting a movement to read this in school instead of Canterbury Tales, we lik — ahem, we mean like this so much.