Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter Field / A.E. Coppard

Winter Field

Sorrow on the acres,
    Wind in the thorn,
And an old man plowing
    Through the frosty morn.

 A flock of the dark birds,
    Rooks and their wives,
Follow the plow team
    The old man drives;

And troops of starlings,
    A-tittle-tat and prim,
Follow the rooks
    That follow him.

A.E. Coppard
from Pelagea, 1927

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