don’t ask the red wheel barrow
the hen knows why
the red wheel
shadowed by rain
My apologies to William Carlos Williams ;)
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
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June 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm
A very wise bird…enjoyed the photo and poem.
June 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm
thanks Charles – there is more to chickens than meets the eye ;)
June 4, 2013 at 5:40 am
Very hen-terprising of her! :)
June 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm
the hen-terprising Henny Penny ;)
June 4, 2013 at 7:52 pm
I don’t think WCW would ask for an apology Gabe. This is brilliant!
June 6, 2013 at 10:46 am
thanks Graham – I’ve been wanting to write this ever since I took that photo :)
June 8, 2013 at 6:21 am
Fantastic. And the barrow looks a perfect fit!
June 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm
thanks Kate – yes, the barrow is a good fit (no longer with us unfortunately) :)
June 9, 2013 at 7:52 am
I loved this (of course, being a chook-lover too). What sort of poet do you think a chicken would make? I reckon she’d be brilliant at libretto.
June 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm
hahahaha – food for thought Nigel – I think a bit of rap poetry would be quite chickenesque (might have to try my hand at some – bok, bok, on the block, roosters on my back, waiting for me snack, life is out of wack ;) bit more work required I think – hahaha
June 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm
June 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm
thanks Juliet ;)
June 12, 2013 at 12:53 am
yes, Henny Penny has more than feathers for brains ;)
June 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm
good lines and photo! I like your title too. ;)
June 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm
thanks Ben :)
July 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm
It is so good to read your amazing poetry again. I have really missed it!
July 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm
that is very sweet of you to say Selma :) I am a bit dry of poems lately (what with the little beasties and all) but hope to have some more time soon to play with the wordies.
July 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm
I like your version – I’ve never understood the original :lol:
July 9, 2013 at 11:50 am
bwhahahaha thank you bb ;)
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