Another response piece :>)

Learning Barn

The latest poem to be brought to the attention of Coo & Co is Norman MacCaig's 'Summer Farm', :>)

We came to an understanding (of many possible understandings) of the piece through our reading of the Classical Poets analysis. However, what the poem brought most strongly to us was the memory of being a bit high at the Cotswold Farm Park. Here, our FT describes her experience of holding a dear chick...

Outside it's hailing fast and thick
on grass and gravel, tarmac, brick;
a whiny windy final fling
before the milder days of Spring.

I shelter from this late-March storm
inside the Learning Barn. It's warm;
my navy raincape's almost dry.
I hold a chick; I'm feeling high.

The chick is yellow, fluffy, sweet;
its orange feet are very neat.
It seems to settle in my palm;
together we are very calm.

''E likes you,' says the farmhand, Stan,
an easy-mannered kind of man.
The chick cheeps softly through its beak;
I smile, too full of love to speak.

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Written on 2019-07-29 at 20:05

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
"The chick is yellow, fluffy, sweet;
its orange feet are very neat."

you made our day with this line. merci.

A very handsome and winsome poem, indeed. Bravissime to all at Coo & Co!

As for Norman MacCaig, I cherish and prize his poem "By Achmelvich Bridge." It deserves to be more widely known. I am off to Classical Poets to read "Summer Farm"!

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Lovely. This should be the foundation for a children's book. It's simplicity is rich and no doubt, the result of laborious editing. Well done!

What a cute poem!

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
We apologise for the poor quality of our image. You can get a good-enough impression of it by screwing up your eyes :>)