Another three badgers

Another three badgers

Walking
with the wild wind,
bowling clouds, pigeon-grey,
and pigeons, silver rain
in their bright wings
seeding.

Silence
is loud today,
shutters creak in the wind,
trees, dry-jointed cry out,
Enough! But who
listens?

Badger
passes night time,
the track through sunflowers,
ripe enough for pigeons—
badger prefers
corn cobs.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

11 thoughts on “Another three badgers”

      1. You’re welcome!
        It’s been beautiful here, but we need rain, too. Of course, the day we’re supposed to have thunderstorms is the day I have plans.

    1. The farmer claims badgers steal his corn. They must knock the entire plant down then, as the idea of a badger climbing up a maize stalk is just mad. Like the neighbour who claims badgers get into his henhouse and kill his chickens.

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