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Farm Life at Dawn

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Farm Life at Dawn

As dawn starts to streak across the sky
heralding in the new born day
feisty rooster already perched on the wall
giving forth with all his might, he crows

Sleepy hens, ducks and geese scat for worms
low moos emitting from the milking parlour
mingling with the sucking sounds of machines
as they gather the rich creamy milk in containers

Banging of impatient hooves from the shire horses
hungry for their grain, tossing heads and stamping 
loud neighs and whinnies fill the early dawn
so they will be at work ploughing and farrowing fields

Farmhouse door opens smell of eggs and bacon wafting
farmer's wife emerges carrying pails heavy with slops
as she nears the pigsty the grunts and squeals grow
barging, pushing as they search for tasty scraps 

A caterwaul of noise from the rookery deafening
as they wheel and spin around the yard thieving
slowly as the animals return to the sweet meadows
life settles back to normal, until tomorrows dawn

written 09/15/2013

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:45:00 PM
    Shadow, this is a nice and wonderful win...LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/14/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda Merry Christmas to you and yours ty for reading much appreciated Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 12:21:00 PM
    You expose the beauty of the country side real well Shadow, congrats on your lovely win xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/14/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Vienna ty dear very kind of you Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:22:00 AM
    I love the sound of this life...so well done. congrats. Bg

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/14/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Barbara idyllic life. ty so much for your feedback Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 11:10:00 AM
    What a great poem depicting the farm environs so well I could almost smell the silage lol. A great poem well done. Congrats on your win to.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/14/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Seosamh lol a smell not to be forgotten. ty so much for reading Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Shadow, thanks for the support rendered.I thought nette and Dr.Mehta are the big ones and did the jurying lightly.I was shocked to see many big names after publishing.Next time i jury i do it with solid 10 parameters. To be very frank your poem is next to excellent.I could comprehend it in many ways.Any way i liked the poem.I enjoyed reading it.(: ) Jenish.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/13/2013 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Jenish for the contest, the feedback and my place I nearly entered another but it was an epic so went with this Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:20:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poem nature, Congrats, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/13/2013 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty so much Ram I am on my way to read your entry next Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 3:41:00 PM
    Great descriptions of life on the farm. I live in Wisconsin, in the United States, so reading this poem made it feel like home to me. Wonderful work, Shadow! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the kind comments!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/1/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Kelly i enjoy farm life used to work on one many moons ago. Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:29:00 PM
    congrats on your win Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/1/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Joseph Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Congrats. Morgan

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty morgan Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Shadow. Nice farm imagery and full descriptions. G.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Giorgio nice to see you glad you like it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:42:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dr Ram Ty and for reading it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Shadow, love the win, Love ~SKAT~

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Skat ty so much Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:17:00 PM
    wow...thanks for the adventure on the farm...love how you crafted this one, good poem, congrats on your win :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Sandra for your kind review and congrats Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Hi Shadow, , CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my Any Poem Goes contest. Exactly what I was looking for, SIMPLE-PLEASING & BEAUTIFUL- teasing the reader with such awesome imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest blog! " Animal Cruelty " at -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15953&PoetID=18720 **LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/26/2013 4:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Linda for placing my poem and running contest you do so much for Soup and its much appreciated Shadow x smile (will look in)
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 3:34:00 PM
    a grand circle you painted here Shadow....thanks for reading my poem......warm wishes to you for the U.S.A.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/22/2013 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and ty Wayne enjoyed your work Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 7:08:00 AM
    Wow, a vivid write Shadow, you definitely take the reader with you on this journey :) hugs Wilma

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/20/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Wilma and ty so much for such positive feedback Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 2:15:00 PM
    You wrote this so well you had me right there on the farm with you. Nice one, Shadow. Licia :-)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/19/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Licia I am glad it took you there ty for your lovely review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:13:00 AM
    delectable life, reads perfect:)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/16/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Bindu Ty your feedback is much appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:21:00 AM
    You remind me of the milk we used to have delivered fresh in Glass bottles from out Dairy , growing up ..those young American Days ..'Oh No..i just got a itch to write on that ! " Love , Yvette

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/15/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    forget the bottles I remember the pails with such thick yellow cream floating on top still warm from the cow glad I could inspire you to write ty for review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:47:00 AM
    wow..I miss this life.. I know live in a town, were we don't get to experience the beauty of natures dawn.. enjoyed...Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/15/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    up at first light while all others slumber is a grand wee time of day Linda wherever you live ty for enjoying Shadow x smile
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