Poetics: Photography by Sharon Knight
Winter on the Farm
Winter Morning on the farm
Up at the break of dawn
Dull sun breaking through
So cold, animals need feeding
My toes were feeling the cold
Gumboots covered with ice
Socks not keeping them warm
Animals can’t be seen anywhere
Please sun warm the crisp air
Fingers freezing in my gloves
No animals answering as I call
More walking that is for sure
Rounding the corner of the shed
There they were huddled together
Now to get that tractor started
Hope the battery will turn over
Not many joys in a farmers winter life
Welfare of animals always on the mind
Weather can make or break a person
Winter morning on the farm very cold.
Many thanks to Sharon Knight for allowing us to use her photos to write a poem.
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