A country meadow
White clouds rolling o’er the countryside
In the hedgerows songbirds do abide
Grassy meadows bound by evergreen
Painted beauty of a rural scene.
Wildflowers amid lush grasses grow
In gentle breezes flutter to and fro
A home for insects, bees and butterflies
Uncut haven where nature can survive.
On the headland chestnut trees stand tall
Shelter for the livestock lest rainfall
Time will soon be here to mow and reap
Hay and fodder for the winter keep.
Now alas such sights are seldom seen
Concrete walls replace the verdant green
Farming in the past was countrywide
For natures sake let not tradition slide.