John Clare

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

Badger - Poem by John Clare

The badger grunting on his woodland track
With shaggy hide and sharp nose scrowed with black
Roots in the bushes and the woods, and makes
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Comments about Badger by John Clare

  • Kim Barney (5/28/2015 2:58:00 PM)

    Does the SPCA know about this poem? It should be banned by all animal lovers everywhere. (Report) Reply

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  • Patrick Ladbrooke (8/17/2006 2:27:00 AM)

    A savage poem that I am sure tells it how it was. (Report) Reply

  • (6/2/2006 5:16:00 AM)

    I love this poem, and used to read it to my kids when they were young. It made an incredible impression on them and they asked for it now,10 years later.

    It is a great portrayal of a tragically courageous struggle against an overwhelming evil opposition.
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