Sarah Day

(1958 - / Lancashire / England)

Sarah Day Poems

1. Wombat 5/28/2012
2. Observatory 5/28/2012
3. Sky Writing 5/28/2012
4. Hens 5/28/2012

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Hens

I think I’ve been waiting for you all my life.
To glimpse you through the kitchen window
scratching between iris and daffodil,
disrupting roots, sprawling moll-like
in a patch of sun, wings spread flush
with the ground, a coquettish leg
in the air and rolling lascivious eye.
You’re disruptive of course –
annuals, seedlings go by the wayside,
Christmas lilies cordoned off,
brassicas like khaki interns on parade –
but what small price
for that vigorous rustling
as mulch scatters from under hedges,
to have you beady at my side
grabbing worms as I pull ...

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