Easter Monday brought sunshine to my Shepherd Poet’s Hut. Yesterday’s poems are all fluttering inside it, and today brought many more.
First I put up the poems that are already coming in for our Poetry Fence… to see them click here for the Poetry Fence Page.
The Easter Sunday piglets had admirers gathered around them all day. This is George, with the quite remarkable Half-and-Half Pig. He’s half Tamworth (dad) and half Old Spot (mum). It’s as if he’s been dipped in chestnut paint up to his middle. I can’t count the number of people who asked me to write a poem about him, so I am.
Ansel (6) was very taken with the hens and the whole question of eggs and chickens. He wrote:
Peck, peck, peck!
Elin (9) came to the Shepherd Poet’s Hut straight from the bodger and his pole lathe, lucky for me, because she proceeded to write a wonderful poem. I was able to go over later, and read her poem to the bodger himself, and a group of visitors who were watching him. They loved it.
Here is Elin, sitting on the step with her poem.
And this is Catherine’s Found Farm Poem, created from my Found Farm Boards, with additions she chose herself from the Seed Poem Tray. I noticed today there were many people, children and adults, just choosing words and phrases because they liked them.
We should do more of this.