A Scene

[Image : Walkerd Lodge - Mike Hobson]

The landscapes stretching view that opens wide
With dribbling brooks & rivers wider floods
& hills & vales & darksome lowering woods
With grains of varied hues & grasses pied
The low brown cottage in the shelterd nook
The steeple sprouting just above the trees
Whose dangling leaves keep rustling in the breeze—

& thoughtful shepherd bending oer his hook
& maidens stript haymaking too apear
& hodge a wistling at his fallow plough
& herdsman hallooing to intruding cow
All these with hundreds more far off & near
Approach my sight—& please to such excess
That Language fails the pleasure to express

'The Poet in Love' - Rowe & Lee
Arbour Editions 2014

1 comment:

Arborfield said...

The 2nd edition - handmade and numbered limited edition - book will be available for general sale on the 11-July, priced £45 (plus £3 P&P unless you can collect at the John Clare Society Festival in Helpston over that weekend).