Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Each day

Each day
I see
field hedge
with curved corner
distinct
definite purpose

Each day
I wonder
why it is such
following
old parish boundary
this ancient hedge

Each day
I think
is it so
farmer's dispute of old
now forgotten
a barrier for cows

Each day
I hope
it remains
for ever
haven for wildlife
this natural protection

Each day
I see, wonder, think
and hope
my hedge
always in my mind
this hedge

24 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

There is a random hedge down a country road that I always wonder about. Your poem has captured my sentiments exactly!

Cuby said...

Lisa: I am glad that you can relate to these words, this hedge really exists.

upwoods said...

Feeling your love for this hedge, Claire. So beautiful...

KaHolly said...

I have one. I feel the same way!

The Elephant's Child said...

I love the hedge as a haven. Long may it flourish.

Cuby said...

upwoods: Kathy I am so pleased the importance of this hedge was conveyed and that you liked this poem.

Cuby said...

KaHolly: We share emotion for something that other folk just walk by.

Cuby said...

The Elephant's Child: So important in the greater picture.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I know how you feel, hedges are so lovely to look at and so important for wildlife, yet so vulnerable to removal and destruction

Cuby said...

Crafty Green Poet: This one is safe from destruction as it situated on a family farm.

CherryPie said...

I have visions of the wildlife in and around your hedge.

Viola said...

Lovely poem - again! :)

Lovely weekend to you! :)

Evlyn said...

Hedges are special because, although they are man-made barriers, they become so much a part of the natural environment. Your poem really evokes this feeling. Lovely!

Cuby said...

CherryPie: I know this hedge is important for so many birds and small mammals.

Cuby said...

Viola: Thanks so much.

Cuby said...

Evlyn: I am so pleased that this poem conveys so much to you.

Al said...

This reminds me of the English hedges in the farmland where my grandparents lived - I loved visiting them.

Cuby said...

Al: This hedge is so old which is part of the reason why I find it so beautiful.

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Hilary said...

So important to shelter wildlife. I hope your hedge remains, also.

Cuby said...

Hilary: It has been here for centuries and I hope it will be here long into the future.

Kathie Brown said...

There are so many aspects to a hedge! Well said!

Cuby said...

Kathie: Thank you.

Cuby said...

Kathie Brown: Welcome to my blog.