Tuesday’s poem goes rural this week with Cow Poem by Chris Mansell.
Other Tuesday poems with links in the sidebar include:
Under the Influence by Mary McCallum.
A Manner of Speaking by Clare Beynon.
Rudyard Kipling’s Smuggler’s Song at An Affliction of Poetry took me back to primary school:
If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet,
Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street,
Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie.
Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by.
Five and twenty ponies,
Trotting through the dark –
Brandy for the Parson, ‘Baccy for the Clerk.
Laces for a lady; letters for a spy,
Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by! . .
Then there’s two which are both sad and powerful: