The Lay of the Land: Fourth Tattersby

Posted by ractrose on 1 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

The Lay of the Land: fourth Tattersby

 

 

The Folly

Tattersby

 


 

The Lay of the Land

 

‘I imagine…I will not say admit…the possibility of cordial relations—

You see what he’s done here.’

The tenant of Wisham’s Hill Cottage

has got the field gate closed to traffic

For good, more or less…for the time being

Put a sinister trip-wire run through a boundary stone

‘He ought not to have made that hole,’ Mrs. Tattersby,

as she braces her rabbit-gun and takes a bead

Remarks acerbically to the host

‘That post is in charge of the Council.’

The spaniel has got herself over

At the loss of a tuft of hair

The terrier is perched with its paws up

And Dougal says, through gritted teeth

‘Look there!’

 


Tattersby
The Lay of the Land: fourth Tattersby

Continued on Tattersby page:
Familiar: Fifth Tattersby (excerpt)
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(copyright 2017 Stephanie Foster)

 

 

 

 

 

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