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The Farmer's Boy


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

I'm a bit dry of inspiration at the minute. I don't think I posted this here before.

 

Whistle home the cows young farmer’s boy,

With a lump in the throat you hope to cure

When talking to the comely country maid,

Whose winsome smile awaits you by the pail.

Let not a nerve twitch neath your dusky hue

And scotch the ice breaking plans you made?

Or fear will drain even thy rough ruddy cheeks

And substitute shy pallour? Nay gird up courage,

Allay all doubts, for boldness may yet win the lady.

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goldenlangur

Hello Frank,

 

What a great tale of courtship against a pastoral background! One is reminded of Thomas Hardy's hero Angel in the Tess of the ..., particularly:

 

....the comely country maid

Whose winsome smile awaits you by the pail.

 

 

Courage does indeed win a fair 'lady'

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goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Aleksandra

Doesn't matter if you posted earlier this poem, or not. It's nice to read such of nice poem again anyway.

Frank this is very vividly written. It is nice to read in background of farmer’s boy.

 

Thank you for sharing this nice poem

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks Tony Golden and Aleks for your positive responses. Frank

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