Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Poetry Month, Day 14: Baa, Moo, Meow, Arf

Here's a collection for those who feel a kinship with the critters.

A Farmer's Boy
They strolled down the lane together,
The sky was studded with stars--
They reached the gate in silence
And he lifted down the bars--
She neither smiled nor thanked him
Because she knew not how;
For he was just a farmer's boy
And she was a jersey cow.


from A Child's Treasury of Animal Verse, compiled by Mark Daniel. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989.

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