Marilyn Shepperson

Rookie (4th September 1949 / Hounslow. Middx)

Late Evening In The Village - Poem by Marilyn Shepperson

As night falls, the bats do flit
From the old belfry tower
A barn owl silently ghosts
Across the flowery meadow
A tawny owl in the tall elm
Hoots and is answered by its' mate
Who sits on the graveyard wall
A fox trots by in the lane
Down to the farmers fields
A badger family plays in the coppice
As mice come out to feed
On seeds fallen from sacks of grain
Stacked in the wooden barn
The farmyard tabby is on the prowl
While in the brightly lit tavern
Pints of ale are being drawn
Pleasant talk and friendly laughter
Drifts out through the open windows.

Comments about Late Evening In The Village by Marilyn Shepperson

  • (10/18/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    Very nice and real scene shown in the poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (10/18/2015 2:52:00 PM)

    Absolutely luscious - places the reader there in the village and right there on the country lane and in the woods where the owls hoot (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/18/2015 11:51:00 AM)

    Nice work with the acts of nature. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (10/18/2015 11:18:00 AM)

    Nice poem... Perfect description of a rural farm setting (Report) Reply

  • (9/21/2006 5:48:00 AM)

    Brilliant Marilyn! I stuck in your village of Twilight and I hear the bell tolls in the old belfry painted the late evening on all of our hearts. (Report) Reply

  • Patrick Ladbrooke (9/21/2006 2:04:00 AM)

    Real atmosphere. If only... life could be this idyll all the time. Great poem, as Sandra says, enchanting.

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  • (9/20/2006 6:26:00 AM)

    Everything that I have ever dreamed about the English countryside, you put into your work, and it is truly beautifully done. I look forward to each and every one. (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2006 5:44:00 AM)

    This poem is pure enchantment. Praise for the lovely word picture you have painted.

    Kindest regards,

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  • (9/20/2006 5:31:00 AM)

    Marilyn This poem is just so full of life, what a wonderful place to be just to see all this wildlife. I really did enjoy this poem thanks for sharing your love of nature with us all Cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

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