Treasure Island

Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Poems of Laurie Lee

1. Apples 1/3/2003
2. April Rise 1/3/2003
3. Christmas Landscape 4/12/2010
4. Home From Abroad 1/3/2003
5. Milkmaid 1/3/2003
6. The Long War For Peace Day 12/12/2013
7. Town Owl 1/3/2003
8. Winter Poem 4/12/2010

Milkmaid

The girl's far treble, muted to the heat,
calls like a fainting bird across the fields
to where her flock lies panting for her voice,
their black horns buried deep in marigolds.

They climb awake, like drowsy butterflies,
and press their red flanks through the tall branched grass,
and as they go their wandering tongues embrace
the vacant summer mirrored in their eyes.

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