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John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

Clock-O'-Clay


In the cowslip pips I lie,
Hidden from the buzzing fly,
While green grass beneath me lies,
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  • George Terrett (7/1/2010 2:33:00 AM)

    Cock-o'-clay is a ladybird (ladybug) . I assume it is related to the French word 'coccinelle' (Report) Reply

  • Myrtle Thomas (2/1/2009 12:34:00 PM)

    I think what he is saying is his body of clay he sees as a clock! I enjoyed this read, but was lost in the meaning of a few words.But it was a picture in itself.Very lovely (Report) Reply

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