Today I was so privileged to witness two very young children’s responses in words to the rare experience of being placed up on the back of Charlie, a Shire horse. Charlie is on the left in this photo.
So here below is Huxley’s poem, and Huxley himself, 3 years old, who told me all about it. I wrote down his words and made a poem for him and his family. It was, and is, a delight.
Just a little later Lucy and her mum arrived in the Shepherd Poet’s Hut, and it was so lovely to hear her talk about Charlie too. Her experience was so fresh in her memory she gave me some wonderful words:
They let me go under the chain.
The man lifted me
onto the Charlie horse.
I went as high as a kite…
Here’s Lucy, with her poem to take home with her, and her Mum, in the doorway of the Shepherd Poet’s Hut.