Reading poems to cows

I’ve just got back from Shaky Bridges – a wonderful and peaceful stretch of river I’ve written about here before.

We walked for an hour and were only troubled by curious cows. I was at this stretch of the river Sow reading (and recording) a sonnet I’ve written which I’m delighted is going to be shared by Staffordshire Libraries (more of that soon).

The cows were a good audience. Indifferent at first they got closer and closer and the first ones told others to come and listen too. I think that’s what was happening anyway.

Looking towards town along the Sow
Where Izaak fished
From the ridge

It was unseasonably warm but it’s a lovely shaded lane. The M6 and mainline to London are not far away but you’d never know.

Moor Lane

I don’t think much has been written about this place but I’m happy to celebrate my home county and another of its overlooked spots.

11 thoughts on “Reading poems to cows

  1. Cows are marvellous listeners and very interested in chamber music too, in fact all kinds of music. I shall not inflict a link on you but if you google (other means of internet search are available) “cows enjoying music” you will find a hoard, or a herd, of choices!
    I love little rivers and streams, especially if slightly off the beaten track. Thanks for the share and congratulations on the sonnet share.

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