Susy Evelyne

Rookie - 68 Points (Bristol)

Normandy Kine (A Tribute To French Cattle) - Poem by Susy Evelyne

Normandy kine are very fine -
All dappled, whites and blacks.
And once they've eaten pastures green
They're flat out on their backs.


Written in 1985 by Susy's mother, Joan


Poet's Notes about The Poem

My mother wrote this in her diary years ago on a coach holiday in Brittany and Normandy. She chose the unusual old word - kine. It's so simple and silly - I love it! She wrote poems for fun and from the heart, to lift her spirits. It's wonderful to find her words and laugh years later.

Comments about Normandy Kine (A Tribute To French Cattle) by Susy Evelyne

  • Rookie - 0 Points Geetima Baruah Sarma (1/7/2014 5:10:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the sweet verse. So nice of you to share your mother's thoughts. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (12/31/2013 6:06:00 AM)

    It's a new word on me (I had to consult Mr Google on it) but what a little gem. My kinda poetry. Did she write many more I wonder? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,892 Points Khairul Ahsan (12/22/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    A nice, short and sweet poem that brought smiles to my lips.10/10.
    Thanks for the note:
    'It's wonderful to find her words and laugh years later'-Very true! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,245 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (12/21/2013 12:59:00 AM)

    the last line Susy breaks through my wooden smiles: -)
    enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,572 Points Douglas Scotney (12/20/2013 5:48:00 PM)

    she was an artist, Susy, to put 'em on their backs. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 21, 2013


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