Ever wonder what goes on in the evening, after dusk, once the animals have all returned to the barn… Consider this…
Stories told at sunset’s arc when last the barn doors come to close, echo frames throughout the day, recalled in honor, artful prose that’s spoke in hushing laughter yet cast about in formal style, applauded when the speaker bows returning to the trough a while.
Amidst the hay and feed there, the poet cow enthralls in song, crafted day’s end stories collected from the farm’s sweet throng of horses bound to duty, of cows molested milking tales, of mice in chase and cats who beg to steal a sip from milking pales, of chicks and hens who peck about in counting grains of sand, of dogs who walk in mending fences beneath the gentle farmer’s hand.
Oh! The stories conjured, each verse with vim and vigor flows, weaves the country’s subtle life with dreams caught twixt the piglet’s toes.
The poet cow in bashful eye unmasks his soul when dusk is past, turns the stanzas fluently till all nod off and sleep is cast. Then to himself he mutters low, in Shakespearean tone and manner borrowed, “Good Night, Good night! … that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
formatted and posted for dVerse – Poet’s Pub, Open Link Night
19 responses to “The Poet Cow”
My ear is so lulled by this line, in particular:
“The poet cow in bashful eye unmasks his soul when dusk is past”
You’ve channeled the Bard here, to be certain.
Thanks. I think we’d be surprised if we could peek in after dusk. Thank you for the comment.
Constable could have painted your poem. Brings me to another place and time.
So wonderful to think of poet cows and their molested milking tales. Veryy evocative and like a lullaby.
Thank you – I pity the dairy cows, having to deal with the cold hands of the farmer. haha. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
I am sure there are lots of tales to be shared all around ~ What fun to be a poet cow ~
I agree. I can see the entire barn, silent, hanging on every word. Thank you!
Your words do trip from pen to verse so fluidly, the reader to delightfully immerse.
Just keep on being that poetry cow, Jay 🙂
Thank you so very much Shirley. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. I will certainly continue. “be the cow”… maybe my new mantra. 🙂
I enjoyed this SO much. Interesting to contemplate what goes on when humans are not there to observe! Such imagination in this…
Thank you Mary – it certainly is something to consider. I’m sure poetry and literature cannot be restricted to the likes of man. 🙂
The poet cow in bashful eye unmasks his soul when dusk is past, turns the stanzas fluently till all nod off and sleep is cast.
Lots of love,
This is wonderful… I kind of think of a poetry reading in totally different way… the metaphor of farm animals, the counting of grain.. yes we all have our different traits… but alas in the end we are lulled to sleep.
Thank you Bjorn
Ah.. to think that
the first farmer
to feel it.. yes..:)
ah yes- and the stories told
Yes.. So true.. My friend..:)