Camp NaNoWriMo – 13th

Stockman’s Delight

Hark, can you hear the cows in their field,
It is time to rise from your bed
Dawn is approaching, your fate is sealed
It’s time to clear that musty head

Billy boiled; damper eaten
Light-hearted he sets out
Tending the flock, bring the wheat in
Of his work he has no doubt

Muscles ripple as he labours hard
He does not mind the strain
His hands chaffed, proudly he wears his scars
They have been righteously gained

His work is of the purest kind
He has only good will for all
He is a farmer, and you will find
That his love of the land holds him in thrall


A pastoral poem explores the fantasy of withdrawing from modern life to live in an idyllic rural setting. All pastoral poetry draws on the tradition of the ancient Greek poet Theocritus, who wrote romanticized visions of shepherds living rich and fulfilled lives. No matter the form or structure the poetry takes, this focus on idyllic country life is what characterizes it as pastoral poetry.


23 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo – 13th

  1. Nice! This is blowing my mind right now. You see, I am not a poet; sure I dabble occasionally in poetry and if push came to shove I could write a pretty good one, but I thought a poem is a poem is a poem. I had no idea there were so many different styles. This is not only a great writing site; it’s a virtual poetry classroom! Wow!! I better start taking notes! 🤯

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