Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Laurie Lee Poems

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

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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