An ode to the cows

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O, cows

O, cows, o, cows,
Of Petersham Meadow,
Every day I walk by
And see you as I go.

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O, cows, o, cows,
What a wonder you are,
You make me feel
Like I live on a farm.

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O, cows, o, cows,
Your home has been here,
But now you are off,
For another career.

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O, cows, o, cows,
Now the fields are empty,
And our hearts are empty,
Our lives are empty.

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O, cows, o, cows,
We shall always remember,
The months you were here,
Before you left in November.*

*They actually left in October but October doesn’t rhyme with remember. Deal with it.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. I like cows, my grandma always had cows, they really behaved themselves 🙂

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  2. aw, they’re beautiful! I like the rhyming, by the way! 🙂

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  3. Posted by Rambler5319 on October 31, 2013 at 12:12

    Look out Carol Ann Duffy!

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  4. I love your poem, Laura, and I love these cows. In the states we call them “Oreo” cows! 🙂

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  5. What a lovely way to say good bye to the season of change! Reminds me of the cows in our back yard (They’re actually the farmer’s but…) lovely pictures, lovely poems! 🙂

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  6. I always knew you would be a poet.

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  7. Belties, I love Belties

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