up before the farmers

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up before the farmers




up before the farmers

on a sort of lark

warble of a wander

walking in the dark


distant is the village

lamps & candles burn

grocers green are dozing

vicars toss - & turn


stars above are winking

blink & twinkle so

artemis is sparkles

'til the cockerels crow


scramble up a hillock

squawk upon a field

ghosts within the gloaming

whistle in a weald


moths are butterflying

sleeping are the bees

phantoms on the pastures

whispers in the trees


bats upon the breezes

scattered as the sky

trudging in the sunless

plod the dog & i


howling with the owlets

sing a badger hymn

trotting with the foxes

dancing in the dim


up before the farmers

on a sort of lark

warble of a wander

walking in the dark

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