David Wood

Gold Star - 12,215 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

The Harvest (Quatrain) - Poem by David Wood

September brings a final burst of sun
The harvest is in stacked in barn or shed
Mice feed fat faces before they go to bed
Or play in the barn to have some fun

Cattle are still in the field grazing
Calves suckling to get their fill
The twilight evening all calm and still
Stars coming out truly amazing

Sheep huddle together in the night
Keeping warm in the chilly night air
Over a Welsh landscape kind and fair
When dawn breaks in soft glorious light

Wisps of grey smoke stirs from a farmhouse
Men with flat caps emerge from their sleep
The cold of the dawn makes their eyes weep
Enter the barn where scurries a mouse

The day starts as it always had done
Cattle on the hill calves at their side
Sheep in the field roaming far and wide
And mice in the barn all having fun

Nature is a wonderful charmer
We can do without most things in life
But it would indeed be full of strife
As we can’t do without a farmer

Topic(s) of this poem: countryside, nature, quatrain


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Quatrain poems are not listed in the Form section on PH but they comprise of a four line stanza either AABB, ABAB, ABCA, ACBA or ABBA. Usually the 3rd and 4th lines have the same number of syllables. Quatrain poems can be just four lines or several four line stanzas.

Comments about The Harvest (Quatrain) by David Wood

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/8/2015 6:50:00 AM)


    Nature is a wonderful charmer
    Only to the keen observer
    Beautiful observations neatly put in a lovely poem. Thank you.
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/8/2015 5:49:00 AM)


    Superb poem................I quote..................10
    Nature is a wonderful charmer
    We can do without most things in life
    But it would indeed be full of strife
    As we can’t do without a farmer
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015



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