Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The shepherdess


I spied this shepherdess
With her flock on the rolling hills
I saw her joyfulness
Skipping barefoot with the lambs

I liked her happiness
When she took me to her croft
She showed such tenderness
As she wrapped me in her arms

I loved her openness
She told me the way to live
And was the seductress
Who stole my poor heart away


Image of the painting 'The Hireling' by Holman Hunt found at www.culture24.org.uk/art/art61592


19 comments:

  1. Skipping barefoot with the lambs.. such an image of joy!

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  2. Reminds me of hippy-er days and of images of paradise. Truly, those who spend time in the arms of the shepherdess don't adapt easily to society's strictures. "Poor heart"!

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    1. Phooey to society's strictures I'll take a shepherdess any day.

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  3. Like a lamb to the slaughter or the dance? she sounds like quite the one..think i'd follow too though...i love how you have taken us into the picture and the skip and flow of the words

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  4. Great poem, and I love the picture.

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  5. Ah, it definitely sounds like she has the seductive routine truly mastered!

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  6. What a happy scene - the lambs and the girl on the rolling slopes. Lovely.

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  7. How delightfully bucolic! I am reminded a little of Audrey in 'As You Like It' - though her charges were goats, not sheep.

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  8. Delightfully lovely:)
    Poor heart..!

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  9. Lovely one...she seems to be an epitome of natural joyousness... :-)

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  10. If your going to lose your heart...that is the way to do it. :-)

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  11. Everyone needs a seductress or seducer, I think.

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  12. Ah now this is a beautiful little ditty ... nicely written indeed!

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